Weekly Photo Challenge: HALF & HALF
“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.” Bum Phillips
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists… When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence. Edmond de Goncourt
What do you think is in that cup of delicious dessert? What type of fruit is it? Did it taste good? What’s in the background? When I read the assignment for today, what struck me was how things that create juxtapositions often tell a striking contrasting story that we might not always think about until we see the contrast. What we see in a photo tells only half the story… ( when I say half, I don’t exactly mean 50% of the story… you know what I mean). Now, if I wanted to embellish the shots, I’ll add more details and even insert a tidbit about how I took these photos at a Blogger Conference (Blogher15) in NYC; right before and after Gwyneth Paltrow shared some interesting stories about her new business, her blog and her life… More on that later.
“A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.” Jeff Cooper
Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts. Henry Rollins- Hmmm Interesting thought
What comes to mind when you look at this photo? Do you find Rollins quote jarring or endearing? Hmmm I know the basic gist of each shot, above and below, might be apparent but, as we all know, what we see in a photo tells just part of the story. The cake above was for the multicultural party on Thursday night at at BlogHer15. It was an opportunity to gather together and celebrate ALL of our diverse interests/beliefs/orientations. The food was great and the cake was divine. Yes, it wasn’t just for display. I love the concept of half and half because beneath the bright smiles and cheery colors we often see in family photos or other shots, there is so much more to learn/know about each family member; perhaps there is even another story brewing.
“Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.” Alfred Lord Tennyson
I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. J. D. Salinger
I love the contrast in the chandelier lights… Bright sparkles against solid dull/dark background… Something to be said for the way light attracts us and brightens spaces… half light and half dark. We need both to appreciate the deeper message. 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: HALF & HALF For This week, share an image that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively. You could focus on composition, like me, and take a photo with an explicit dividing line (either vertical, horizontal, or diagonal). Or take the theme in other directions: zoom in on a pair of objects that together form a whole. Show two people whose demeanor or personality complement each other. Or bring into balance two opposing visual elements — light and dark, color and its absence, sharp focus juxtaposed with blurriness.
Positive Motivation Tip: What we see in any photo tells only part of or half the story… explore!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.