I live in front of one of the many canals of Amsterdam, together with many ducks, seagulls, swans and other birds. I had never seen a black swan though, until today. There were two in front of my house.
I had no time to fetch my camera and used my iPhone8 instead.
My husband reminded me of the meaning of the “black swan expression”, and that made the photo session even more interesting.
I found this explanation at Wikipedia:
The “black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. The term is based on an ancient saying that presumed black swans did not exist – a saying that became reinterpreted to teach a different lesson after black swans were discovered in the wild.
The theory was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Seeing black swans was beyond what I had expected, and I took this as a good omen to start my week believing in the impossible.
How many times have we given up pursuing what we want because we give too much room for limiting beliefs, like: I cannot, I don’t know, I’m not able, etc. We may have believed that black swans don’t exist!
I joined them today, as I found the ideal subject to match with the instructions. They may start believing in this theory from now on, as I finally joined the challenge!
Would you like to join in the RegularRandom crew?
• choose a subject or a scene
• spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
• try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
• have fun!
• tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post