October 12, 2011
Volume 7 - Issue 40

In last week's issue of Picture to Ponder, we addressed "light and shadows." For this week, I am once again pulled in by shadows, contrasted with bright, somewhat early, morning light.

Today's two photographs were taken with my iPhone camera and then enhanced using various "effects" in the FX Photo Studio application. The similarity/repetition in colors in the first four hold them together in an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

In addition to which photos to use, I always have the added consideration, if grouping a few especially with different subjects, to have them work well together.

The fifth image is so bright, it does not really seem to belong. And I couldn't resist sharing it. Clicking on the smaller photos will bring up images that are the same size as the larger ones showing below.

Today's Picture to Ponder Photos -

palm frond on the ground in Wakodahatchee Wetlands

 

Relaxing on the sun porch at my son and daughter-in-law's home in Georgia recently, my eye was captivated by the shadows on the window shades.

(Click on thumbnail photo if you wish to experience it in a slightly larger size.)

 

 

window shade photo enhanced with FX Photo Studio  iPhone app

 

 

overlooking airplane wing to see the clouods

On the flight up to Georgia for the visit I was able to get some great cloud photos.

(Click on the thumbnail photo if you wish to experience it in a slightly larger size.)

 

 

 

clouds and airplane wing manipulated with effects from FX Photo Studio for iPhone

 

Self-Reflecting Queries -

Often the definition of the words "shadow" and "cloud" refers to the "darker" side of situations. On the other hand, looking at the shadows and clouds in the above photos we are drawn in by the light that defines the beauty of the opposite.

I invite you to look into your life at your general ways of being. Do you usually see the negative or do you respond to the brightness in situations?

Given you've been subscribing to Picture to Ponder, perhaps for more than 7 years!, I assume you generally see the bright side to the various aspects of your life.

 

overlooking clouds beyond airplane wing - iPhone photo manipulated with FX Photo StudioAnd, being human there may be times that you even exaggerate the brightness.

If this happens to you, do you sometimes become so blinded by it that you might lose sight of what's really there?

Or, are you able to relax, play and enjoy the color and fun in whatever shows up?

Have fun, and please share on the blog your experience with these photos and what comes up for you.


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