Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth
It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson
According to String Theory, what appears to be empty space is actually a tumultuous ocean of strings vibrating at the precise frequencies that create the 4 dimensions you and I call height, width, depth and time. Roy H. Williams
I love today’s challenge because it forces us to dig deep and find that place of beauty and calm within and without. When we are at that place of deep reflection, then, when we look around and take in the magnificence of the world before us, we see our surroundings with new eyes. I love taking shots of scenery far, far away. Something about the depth of field it creates, makes me imagine what could be happening over there; whatever over there means. Above is the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and its distant view. My best friends mom was taking a walk along the edge and I love this moment where man meets nature; albeit a tree stump that must have been full of life once.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran
Every time I look at this photo, it calms me. It’s the calm after the storm and the lonely student returns to her dorm. The focus is beyond what we can see and that is truly what depth means to me. I take lots of landscape and water/ocean shots and have shared some in the past. I will share some more over the weeks and months to come.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. Rabindranath Tagore
I love Tagore’s quote because it captures the essence of this shot. Kids and friends on their way to school. The road curves and only time will tell where their journey will take them. Taking pictures of roads and the distance before us is another favorite of mine. Hope you enjoyed my amateur selections. I’m curious to see what you did. Also, if you follow the link below, you’ll get to see what my fellow WordPress bloggers showed for this challenge. Have a restful weekend!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme below.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth Depth: Whether visually or emotionally, this week let’s dig (or dive) deep. This week, share with us your take on “depth” — you can take it literally, like me, by showing something (a dense forest, your lawn after a blizzard) that suggests volume, a distance between surface and bottom. Or go with a more figurative approach: use a deep color palette, play with your image’s depth of field, or highlight a person, a place, or an object to which you feel deeply connected. I look forward to seeing your photos!
Positive Motivation Tip: Dig deep and find that place of calm within. Then look around you and take in the magnificence of the world you see before you.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.