Perspective

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.

The Quote

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.

Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker’s began on radio, and developed into a “trilogy” of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams’ death.


The Story

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.


The Photos

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”
2.
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:

ACBistro

AngelineM’s blog

Angle and Views

Andy Townend 

Artishorseshit

Artistic License of Life 

Atelier Azure

Bad Fish Out of Water

Belgian Streets

Beespeak

Deb’s World

Eclecticoddsnsods

ForestWoodFolkArt

Giving Thought Giving Sight 

Japan Can Mix

Jill’s Scene

Lisa Dorenfest

Mara Eastern 

Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist

My Story by Teresa

My First DSLR Camera

nty6x

Oosterman Treats Blog

Perelincolors

Perspectives on

Restart Urgently Needed

Rubyspolaroid

Snapshots Snippets and Scribbles 

Silver Threading 

The Light Inside Us.

Viaja2

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Sharing my views and experiences with words and photos - taken with diverse angles - influenced by the multicultural countries I have lived and worked. I studied Psychology and have an MBA. After working for corporates, I became an entrepreneur and consultant. Cycling, hiking, windsurfing, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photographing, are no longer just hobbies listed in a resume.

38 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. I used to love Hitchhiker’s Guide when it was televised and I still do a credible impersonation of Marvin the paranoid Android 🙂 So to be mentioned in the same post has me grinning from ear to ear (unlike Marvin, poor soul). And the little girl in the classroom anecdote is brilliant. Here I am, a happy bunny again (which takes some doing on a day when Rafa lost so decisively to Novak 😦 ). Many thanks, Lucile.

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    1. Oh, I would love to see that impersonation! I’m so happy you liked the post! I had wanted to start the stories last week, but had busy days and current challenges on the way. I don’t like to post more than once a day, so I had this idea when I got home tonight, to make a combo. I’m glad you didn’t mind.
      Yes, I wasn’t happy to hear that Nadal lost the game. I saw on the news but he didn’t play good enough today!
      Cheers! 🙂

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  2. I agree with Colleen that four posts in one should be a record. And you didn’t pay it mere lip service, you provided your unique perspective on the challenges. I finally read the very first Hitchhiker book a few months ago. Loved it and I need to read the rest. And I too very much loved the little girl’s confident view of God drawn by her hand. So have you ever kneeled down to get the perfect shot? He’s looking mighty comfortable in “childs pose,” LOL!

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    1. Well, necessity is the mother of invention, and I fully used this saying today! Lol
      Thank you so much for your comment, Terri.
      How nice to hear that you knew his books.
      I loved the little girl’s story too!
      I have totally related to this man on the floor! I have to say that my hubby has even registered the occasions when I went to the floor.
      I had to laugh with the mention of the ‘child’s pose’! Brilliant
      Thanks much.
      Xx

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  3. Love this. The quote is perfect and funny and one I know well. And your story is so cute, I have heard something similar before – it’s adorable. Now your photos – how funny are they?! It makes me realize how silly I must look sometimes when “getting the shot” LOL. Great post and a world record for sure. X

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  4. “They will in a minute.” Haha This is the second thing about God I read today that made me laugh out loud. On Buddhist Bootcamp’s Facebook page, there was a hilarious “quote”. It was, “Stop putting words in my mouth.”—God

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    1. Thanks Amy. The quote you shared is the best I have seen so far! So timely! I was talking about that with my husband minutes before I read your comment. I am speechless to read on the web what people are writing with religious context, when they talk to someone who has a serious disease, terminal or not. A close friend had an accident last weekend. I couldn’t believe what people write on her timeline. To say that God planned that to happen to her so she could slow down for a few days, fit very well with your quote. Not only it was a bad taste and unhelpful comment but a very omnipotent way to speak on behalf of a said God!

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      1. I see that sort of thing on Facebook all the time too. I can’t believe the hurtful stuff people say on behalf of “God”. I hope your friend is making a speedy recovery.

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  5. I have to say that photo made me giggle. What an intense and odd pose and he’s quite obviously extremely nimble with a massive bag on his back! Oh the trials and tribulations photographers go through to get a good shot. I would have been tempted to ask to see his shot but then I am very nosy 🙂

    Thank you for joining in sweetie a lovely post. I will come back to read the written piece 😁😁

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    1. I knew it would. I always try to choose friendly and fund photos for your challenges. 😉
      His phase might have been very perfect because he spent a considerable amount of time there on the floor. I was having a coffee there at least for 30 min and he kept shooting!
      Cheers!

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  6. Great post – you are a machine doing all those challenges in one post, well done! I love the photo of the photographer – you’ve caught his best side I’m sure 🙂

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  7. I love the story and would love to have seen the little girl’s picture of God. I certainly have seen ‘God’ shine through in many of your photos Lucile! I’ve missed your work while traveling but am back for a refreshing visit now.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa. Apologies and I am sad to have missed to read you’re comment before.
      I am very very very humbled by your comment. I don’t deserve such a compliment and feel like an impostor. I truly am a beginner and make so many mistakes for not knowing all the technique.
      I am grateful for your appreciation as it motivates me to pursue it more seriously, study more and deliver better quality. Heartfelt thanks!
      ❤ Lucile

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  8. i couldn’t read blogs last week but this more than makes up for it. the story of the girl ended with me laughing.

    now i understand the need to get close to nature. but something in me says the gentleman in the park has lost all sense of perspective trying to get that shot!

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    1. I have been really late in reading blogs, commenting, posting, etc. Free time hasn’t been there.
      I am grateful you found time to read mine. This story was indeed funny.
      And this photographer was too, but your comment was priceless. Thanks!

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