Last week I did a post on contemplative photography and many of you, although you hadn’t heard of it before, expressed interest in it. I hope you stopped by Seeing Fresh. Andy Karr accepts submissions on his site and if they are examples that fit his photographic assignments, he publishes them. To see if I was on the right track I submitted two from my post last week. The first one, which is actually a harrow disc covered with light snow that sits in my garden as a bit of outdoor sculpture, I submitted to his assignment on Simplicity – “This assignment is about the experience of form in space.” And he posted it.
I submitted the leaf to his assignment on Space – “The challenge in the space assignment is to shift your intention from seeing forms in space to seeing visual space itself”. I was disappointed when I didn’t see it posted – however, he did include it under Texture, which, when you view the image, IS predominant. I’m still not sure if I grasp what he’s looking for in the Space assignment – I will try again.
This is my Contemplative Photograph this week and I offer it with a quote:
Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream … – Ray Bradbury
Taken in My Own Backyard