Day four already! Taking up this challenge has got me thinking about my photos as more than a record of where I’ve been, what I’ve done and who I’ve met. Looking at some of my photos has been a tad frustrating – I’ve wished I could step in to the image and move the lens a little to the left or right , for the sake of a better line. Sometimes, I wish my focus was just a little sharper, or that I’d mastered the flash a bit sooner. Actually, that makes it sound as if I’ve got it mastered – I don’t! Not at all! But at least I now know that it pays to remove the glare protector when I’m using the flash. (Yes, that’s the reason, I haven’t included any flash photography in this challenge!)
Today’s two photos are of two different women with very different attitudes to their work and the camera.
This young woman didn’t have time to stop or look up. She might have shredded a mountain of bamboo already but there’s a mountain still waiting.
This weaver kept her children close by. Weaving is slow and laborious work but for her, that day, there was time for a laugh.
There are only two rules for this challenge:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.
My fourth nominee for this challenge is “Y” over at Priorhouse blog. She’s a constant source of encouragement about all things blogging. And when I first got my camera she gave me top advice. Advice, which now, I realise, was all about encouraging me to develop a photographer’s “eye”. Not only is she a photographer she often posts about music and art. In fact, she introduced me to the artist Georgia O’Keefe, who somehow hadn’t made it on to my radar until “Y” posted a series early last year. Thanks again for opening my eyes, “Y”!