16 August 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Pens: Today’s challenge instantly sparked a respond. Immediately, I thought about the brilliant way daylight moved freely yesterday. As my friend and I stepped outside 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, the beams of light cast themselves through every opening. Their carefree spirit was evident, and acted as a red carpet for our visit to a marvelous urban center.
In the Lens section is another image that jumped into my mind to use in the challenge. While busily shooting bountiful light that pushed through giant leaves in precision-planted rows of annuals and perennials at Longwood Gardens, I realized that I had not stopped and gazed for more than a few times at the sky.
As I raised my sights into the heavenly blue, one serenely carefree cloud stared back. Acting as though it was a feather floating with great ease and wonder, I was dazed with delight.
These two images are different ways to express the theme of this week’s challenge. Each prompts a sense of flow that has a “freeing” quality.
For me each image speaks in its own voice. Each says that being carefree is not always being irresponsible.
The cloud and daylight celebrate these joyful moments of life. They illuminate our day in new ways.
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