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Photo 101: Scale 2.0

Day 14 goal:  Convey the relative size of objects in your photos by using a carefully chosen point of view.

close up photo of white metal outdoor chair in front of pink house

 

white metal outdoor chair in front of pink house

You’ve probably heard this story…

A man is moving to a small town.  As he drives into town, he sees an older gentleman sitting on a front porch, so he pulls up in front of the man’s house and rolls down his window.

“Excuse me, Sir.  I just bought a house nearby, and I was wondering…What are the people like around here?  Is it a good place to live?”

The old man leans forward on his porch swing and asks, “What were the people like where you used to live?”

“Oh, they were great!  I had the nicest, friendliest neighbors who looked out for each other.  I’m really going to miss the kind people there!”

“Well, you’re in luck!” the old man exclaims with a smile on his face.  “That’s exactly the type of people who live in this town, too!”

Let me sum up the rest of the story to keep this brief:

A few hours later, a second man stops and asks the old man the same thing, but says everyone was mean and spiteful where he came from.  The old man says everyone in that town is awful, too.

 

What’s the point?  Much of life depends upon your point of view — your expectations of and reactions to the people, things, and situations around you.

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

~ Proverbs 15:13

Proverbs 17:22 written in gold letters on a photo of a rainbow, Merry Hearts Medicine

 

Click the following link to see Scale 1.0 — I had fun creating an illusion with apples and oranges for this theme the first time I participated in Photo 101.

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Photo 101: Bliss 2.0

 Day 4 goal:  Learn how to add captions to the photos on your WordPress blog.

Lately life has seemed very hectic around our home.  One of the most blissful things I can think of at this point is lying in my hammock, just swinging and relaxing as I listen to the birds and wind chimes.

small rope hammock tied between a tree and a metal pole

When we first moved to our current home, we did not have two big trees close enough together to hang a hammock. There are so few rocks in the soil here that the support wire for the metal pole is connected to a fence post that we drove nearly five feet into the ground!

 

My son, do not lose sight of these—keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.  Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.  If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

~ Proverbs 3:21-24

 

Click the following link to see Bliss 1.0 — Bliss is the entire focus of my blog, so it was easy to think of a photo idea for this theme the first time I participated in Photo 101.

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Photo 101: Street 2.0

 Day 2 goal:  Capture a wide-angle shot, paying attention to foreground and background.

go cart track with red car going under bridge

The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.

~ Proverbs 15:19

 

Click the following link to see Street 1.0 — The streets were blanketed in snow the first time I participated in Photo 101.