I have been overly ambitious accepting nominations and taking part in challenges. Aiming to not publish overdoses of posts, and to not stress you and me in the process, I will combine some of the challenges in this post. As the proverb says, “Kill two birds with one stone.” Join me in ‘killing’ four of my challenges.
Want to know more about perspective? Check the full post. You will have immersed in the theme through a quote, a story, and a photo.
First of all, this quote goes to my blogger friend Colleen, from Silver Threading, featuring the best place your quote can be: The Writer’s Quote Wednesday.
I like this quote because besides being a great warning, it challenges us to not take our perspectives too seriously.
An elementary school teacher was giving a drawing class to a group of six-year-old children. At the back of the classroom sat a little girl who normally didn’t pay much attention in school. In the drawing class she did. For more than twenty minutes, the girl sat with her arms curled around her paper, totally absorbed in what she was doing. The teacher found this fascinating. Eventually, she asked the girl what she was drawing. Without looking up, the girl said, “I’m drawing a picture of God”. Surprised, the teacher said, “But nobody knows what God looks like.”
The girl said, “They will in a minute.”
I read this story on the book The Element from Ken Robinson. It perfectly matches with the idea of having a novel perspective on matters and showing self-confidence when presenting it. That is a remarkable skill, which unfortunately most of us lose, when being ‘assimilated’ to socially acceptable norms and standards. That happens whilst navigating our bumpy way from childhood to adulthood.
This is my second post for the 5 photos, 5 stories nomination from the wonderful blogger Jo, from Restless Jo.
As I nominated a few people for two other challenges jus a few days ago, this time I will make an open invitation to anyone who would like to join this challenge. So, go ahead if you want to join.
Another challenge on perspective…goes to the fabulous Eclectic Corner of my blogger friend Justine, who challenges us to share a photo which addresses perspective, as follows:
the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.
“the theory and practice of perspective”
a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
“most guidebook history is written from the editor’s perspective”
One cannot deny that these enthusiastic photographers had a particular attitude, and did their best, including knelling down or going down to the floor, to compose a photo according to their unique perspective.
I am also posting for the Photo101 Rehab, the event for everyone who loves photography (hobbyists, amateurs, pro-shooters, or just curious , anyone is welcome), and wants to join a community of like-minded people, who are also fun to connect with.
Want to know how to join? Check below.
Here is what ‘The Clinic Photo Rehab is:
This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.
As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab reopened its doors.
You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”
How to join:
Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.
Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.
Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.
Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.
Thanks for joining and enjoy it.
The Clinic – Photo Rehab
Here is the link to add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:
Even if you don’t want to join in, click above and appreciate the beautiful photos of the former and current participants. Go and check their wonderful blogs as well: