WEEK 2 Landscape: Traditional Shoot a beautiful landscape and share it with the world. Find a nice foreground and don’t forget the sky.
I am taking this photo challenge to a more personal level for me. I want my photos to echo my mood in an effort to find beauty in the most every day thing. At fifty, life has become very much a routine, get up , go to work, go home, eat, maybe do some house work, go to bed, repeat… I know I am not alone in this monotony. I think it is too easy for all of us to get caught in a great whirlwind of sameness and allow our lives to get lost in this seemingly empty void.
I was on my way home from work at noon today with a bad sinus head ache, so my mood was very grey. My head was pounding, I was too hot, I was too cold and I was in a haze. I saw this on that drive home and knew it had to be my photo for this week.
To most, this may not be a beautiful landscape, but it says things to me. First thing I noticed was how white and smooth the ice was. It reminded me of a freshly flooded hockey rink and I was instantly transported to early morning hockey practices with my son Thomas, who I miss dearly. It was a welcome and happy memory for me.
There are no colours in this image, a vast contrast to my typical subjects. I like my images to be bold and vibrant, almost overstated. This image mirrors the way I feel during this snippet of time . As dark and grey as this image is, there is depth and emotion hidden in those clouds. There is a threat of great rage and torment, but there is also hope for a clear future once the storm has passed.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this image speak to me of the voyage of growth and change I am undertaking. “The New Beginning” continues…