“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” Chief Seattle
In today’s world, we’re more connected than ever. How will you capture our theme, connect, through your lens?
Day 1 – CONNECT : This painting is based on a classic picture that was taken in Times Square at the end of the war. Apparently, the sailor in question didn’t know the lady but in the joy of the moment, they connected. We connect with people every day in different ways. Some are loud and joyful, some sad, and some quiet. Go make a new connection today.
“So the pie isn’t perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic.” Martha Stewart
Food evokes all the senses: the scent of pastry baking, the sound of a fork clinking on a plate… This week, make our mouths water with stories about pie.
Day 1 – ABOUT PIE: In case you were wondering about the pie connection, I merged the Weekly Writing Challenge with Photography 101. Ben wanted mouth-watering pie stories, and I thought this picture of 12 scrumptious slices of the most exquisite melt-in-your-mouth pies should make any pie lover salivate. We got them for a special occasion and they were worth every bite. They might look like cheesecake but they are real pie slices. I live in New York and being a fan of Junior’s, l know the difference. The crust was buttery with a slight hint of lemon, and crumbled in your mouth. If I recall, the flavors were: Chocolate Pecan, Pumpkin with Walnuts, Apple Caramel, Almond Pear with a delicious strawberry glaze, Chocolate with marzipan and coconut, and Cranberry Banana. They were to die for and each slice was savored and carefully eaten off the dessert plate with no crumb left untouched. Look at the picture again and frankly, you don’t need an occasion to enjoy phenomenal pie. Just go for it.
“To underestimate one’s thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water – there is no help for any of these things.” Mary Austin
Landmarks are everywhere: iconic places, meeting points, markers on a map. Today, consider a unique point of view as you photograph a landmark.
Day 2 – LANDMARK I love the empire State Building not just because ti’s a popular landmark in NY , but also because I see it on my way to church every Sunday and it looks different each time. This is not my best shot of it but I like that you can see Macy’s too … another Landmark building in NYC.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.
Day 3 – NATURAL WORLD I captured this shot at the post office yesterday. What was equally amazing is that there were pansies blooming right next to it… This is not typical of fail but everything is crazy these days! Enjoy the gorgeous colors of nature.
“The fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors. The sun is out, you get warmth on your skin but there’s the coolness of the breeze. It’s really comfortable.” Ricky Skaggs
Today, capture an image of warmth, ideally using the sun as your source.
Day 4 – WARMTH When I think of warmth, I imagine warm summer beaches and cooling water nearby. This was taken in the summer and I bet that man in the boat was enjoying the warmth of the setting sun. I hope this evokes some warmth for you too.
“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” Neil Armstrong
Show us something uncertain, and manipulate light around you to enhance the mood of your image
Day 5 – MYSTERY Who knows where her journey will end. We enter the unknown and hope there is light on the other side… That remains a mystery. What do you think?
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. To check out how others interpreted Week 2, use the tag – Photo101
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post Photo 101 Course: Photo 101- Week 2: From Connecting to Eating Pie This week, I included the Weekly Writing Challenge Assignment to my post. Yes, that Pie story is from there. Photo 101 had five themes: Connect, Landmark, The Natural World, Warmth and Mystery. Even though registration has closed, you can still follow along. The tag is photo101
Positive Motivation Tip: Food is a great way to connect with others. Find ways to do so this holiday season.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.