Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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It has been awhile since I’ve participated in a Weekly Photo Challenge and I’ve missed it! The theme this week is “From Above.”

Photographically, I am obsessed with reflections. I often find myself shooting the reflection of what I see in a mud puddle or, in the case above, a pond. This particular shot was taken with my iPhone’s Hipstamatic app at  Wildwood, my favorite park. I have a whole Flickr set of photos  if you want to see more of  this beautiful place.

soul balm

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alpine color

These pretty flowers were shot up at Timberline Lodge a few weeks ago. We tried to hike to Zig Zag Canyon but ran into snow. I decided to try hiking in my Vibrams again and had lots of fun in them and was able to cross some of the snow fields but eventually they became too wide and slippery so we had to turn around.

Today I woke up and realized that I really don’t want to do the 365 self-portrait project anymore. So I think I’m going to stop. It was kind of fun while it lasted but it’s not for me at all. Self portraits are nice once in awhile but everyday is too much self-reflection for me. There are some days when I’m feeling great and I feel like expressing myself and showing the world that expression of myself. But there are days (like the past few) where I just can’t let anyone see the blood and guts. I can barely stand to see the blood and guts myself, sometimes.

I’m not even really sure I want to continue with my “picture-a-day” in general project either. On the one hand, it’s a great practice and I have learned so much about photography by doing it. It’s also a great way to dislodge some creative energy. But, again, I’m just not sure I have it in me. At least today. We’ll see. The day isn’t over yet. Maybe a photo will present itself.
(and I might as well admit that I’m probably a little bit depressed. This is what happens. All motivation goes out the window.)

24 days