Sunday, December 11, 2011

Shaping Up - Day 11


Here is my snowman - shaped to be cool, calm, and ready for Christmas with his tree and presents.  I decided to cross his legs, like I do all the time, to give him a relaxed look.  I am in pretty good shape myself when it comes to my Christmas preparations - my present are bought, most of them are wrapped, and my goodies are baked and packaged up.

I know I didn't follow my photo prompt very well today so I decided to "Shape Up" in my own way.  Since I didn't leave my house today I didn't have time see something in a shape that wasn't exactly what it was.  My Nuggets carrots looked like carrots, the laundry everywhere just looked like dirty laundry, the dust bunnies on the floor looked just like dust bunnies, etc.

Shaping Up - Day 11 Prompt
I believe that once you open yourself up to something, that something just keeps coming! Little shifts in how we look at the world around us can reveal a whole new world to us and our lenses. No matter how much I see it happen in my own life, it still delights me. I'm surprised daily at what I find.
When I was shooting this feather in the sand I wasn't aware of it's perfect Christmas Tree shape. But when I uploaded it to my computer, it's all I saw. A tiny and delicate ode to Christmas!
Pay attention today, in your comings and goings to the shape of things. See if what you find reminds you of anything else. Nature works in mysterious ways like that, have you noticed?
Note: Sometimes more than something obvious, there is something you'll find that might only speak to you. Photography is like that. That's why our unique points of view are important. What matters is that our imagery makes us happy. Why create anything unless you yourself love it? When you share your image to the Facebook Community today, be sure to share with us what it is you captured and what it resembles.

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