Over the last several days I have been tasked with choosing favorite photos I have taken and choosing my best or favorite shot from the Worldwide Photo Walk, which has proven to be a challenge.
The first challenge came as a result of my enrollment in Finding Your Eye, and eCourse offered by Kat over at Kat Eye View. In order to home in on what your eye gravitates to and enjoys you were asked to go through your photos and develop a “favorites” file. The problem with this task is going through ALL those photos! Boy have I taken a ton of photos over the last year, and that doesn’t even account for the many photos I’ve taken prior to this time – sheesh I am exhausted just thinking about it.
I really believe before even tackling that task that my favorites are people photos. I really enjoy capturing the spirit of a moment, the feelings that they are portraying. Now recently I have also become enamored with urban/city views. Really this boils down to seeing the world around me in a different light and seeing things for the first time.
For example I initially chose this picture to enter into the WWPW photo contest – a contest I must say that I’m not really familiar with, but this is my year of taking a leap of faith so enter I will. I chose this particular picture because I thought it was a good find and because it illustrates the resiliency of this tree which is very similar to the strength of Cleveland and its residents. We may suffer, fall down and reach the brink but in the end there is a seed of hope that is planted giving us the ability to strive and survive even during the bleakest time.
|Really – have you ever seen anything like this?|
After some thought and consideration I decided to change my photo to one that has more photographic feet so to speak. It has color, reflection and a feeling of art.
Do you feel my pain? Well not pain really, but choices are difficult. Hope you enjoyed!