26 June 2017
I. Taken in Camera+ and edited in Snapseed and Pixlr
II. Taken in Camera+ and edited in Snapseed and Pixlr
Click onto each image to enlarge. Let me know which you prefer. Prints are available upon request.
Most good projects have a beginning and a transformation. Certainly that has been the case with the mobile photography challenge (whose name changed a few times to accommodate the evergreen world of inventions) over the last few years. Technology has given us an array of choices for our tool box, and that in itself has encouraged innovation and risk taking.
Today I pay tribute to all those who have participated in the challenge through their work or by comments. I’ve been especially honored to have a number of loyal participants in the photo community. My heart thanks you, my soul thanks you, most sincerely.
For me it’s been a journey of self-discovery and self-expression and self-experimentation. The journey took me through many permutations of my photography and writing. Mostly, my inner vision has focused more and more on nature, the quintessential master of the universe.
Mother Nature challenges and inspires, awes and tranquilizes, symbolizes life itself, literally and figuratively.
Over the last year there has been a waning of participation in the challenge, which I believe is a normal trajectory. That slowing of entries has encouraged me to take a short and long view of the challenge, and my work as it relates to it. And so the years of my sponsorship of the challenge will be archived in blog heaven. This posting is the finale of the mobile photography challenge.
On Monday, 03 July, I now will use this blog to direct my creative energies, for example, to photomontages—photomontages that will span the spectrum of nature’s abundance. My lens and pens will be a voice for all that nature represents to me, her majestic narrative that keeps the world as we know it spinning round and round.
This space will be a place for my interpretation of nature’s role in and of itself and its interdependence upon human nature and humanity’s everyday life. It will be a platform for advocacy and reverence.
My ongoing challenge through this blog will focus on continual inner experimentation: that place where I push what I see and what I know and what I intend and what I feel and what I intuit.
During this journey my mission is also to create my idea of what I can be and encourage crossing boundaries into unchartered inner and outer worlds. Because seeing is not always believing and believing is not always seeing. I am on a path to breathe new life into my life’s creative efforts.
I will continue to post each Monday, and you are welcome to join my emphasis on the natural world. As I join you on your journey, I hope that you will continue to join me on mine. And we can grow on our individual paths.
In the Lens section is a multi-layered image that is how I imagine this new adventure: brightly abstract and yet longing for definition of my visual and written storytelling through the multitudes of nature’s abundance and inspiration.
Tip of the Week:
Words to ponder about Mother Nature:
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” — Galileo Galilei
“Keep your faith in all beautiful things. In the sun when it is hidden. In the spring when it is gone.” — Roy Rolfe Gilson
“There are an awful lot of scientists today who believe that before very long we shall have unraveled all the secrets of the universe. There will be no puzzles anymore. To me, it’d be really, really tragic because I think one of the most exciting things is this feeling of mystery, feeling of awe, the feeling of looking at a little live thing and being amazed by it and how it has emerged through these hundreds of years of evolution and there it is and it is perfect and why.” — Jane Goodall
“Nothing endures but change.” — Heraclitus
“Let the rain kiss you.” — Langston Hughes
View other entries for this week’s challenge: