TMESICK PHOTOGRAPHY FOLLOWING THE LIGHT
One of the basic composition rules in Photography is to put your main subject Off Center. It is refered to as the Rule of Thirds. It creates a more dynamic image for the viewer. If your subject is in the center of the image, the image is said to be static. Yet, in our lives we hear that we must keep to the center. We must center ourselves to be a balanced person. If we are centered in our lives does that mean we are static or non-dynamic? Do we find people who are off center more interesting? Many times we do. The good news is very few of us have achieved that center in life, we may be closer than some, but the dynamic of striving to the center is what makes life and people interesting. If you do achieve the center of something in life, then begin a new adventure of striving for the center in something new. If you are a dynamic person, life will always be interesting. To be a little Off Center is not detrimental to life!
Above is an image from my little Zen Garden, it is the Master's image in a small Reflection Pool. We too have a Reflection Pool in our lives. How often do you hear the question "Describe yourself?" and you would describe how you view yourself. The Reflection Pool in your life is how others see you and it maybe different from how you view yourself. Your reflection of who you are is cast upon the pool of other people and how they view you. Your goal and it is something we all have to strive toward, is to match how you view yourself with your Reflection Pool of how others see you. The closer you are to the two perspectives, the truer you are to yourself.
I think just about everyone likes some type of Art. The beauty of Art is that it sends some message from the artist and Art cannot be judged right or wrong. We either LIKE the Art or we DON'T LIKE the Art. Art is in its very nature is Unconditional. Art can evoke the entire spectrum of emotions in us. Art therefore becomes a powerful way to send a message. Art comes in many forms paintings, photographs, poems, music, dance, writing, and scuplture. Some of the messages are very apparent, while others are very deep and latent. Next time you want to send a message, use Art. ART IS MESSAGE.
Above is an image of a Water Lily from my outdoor pond. The Water Lily flower has an interesting characteristic: it opens in the light of day and closes at the darkness of the night as seen in the image insert in the upper right hand corner. In Eastern Thought the Water Lily is a symbol of Enlightment. It rises from the muck, it opens to the light, and closes to the darkness. It is easy to see why we would want to emulate the Water Lily. We must rise above the muck, open ourselves to the light and close ourselves to darkness. Become the Water Lily.............BE ENLIGHTENED!
On May 25th the title of my Blog was "Devastation" and I posted an image of Catepillars devastating a Milkweed Plant. Today here is an image of that same Milkweed Plant enjoying "Rejuvenation". Nature it seems operates in extremes. It will tear something down, then it will build it back up. Nature keeps it balance by Devastation at one moment, then Rejuvenation the next moment. Rejuvenation is a hot issue for us too. There are countless ads for rejuvenating all your body parts and I mean all your body parts, yes including that one:) Rejuvenation allows things to start over again and keep the vitality of life strong. As we go thru our day let us Rejuvenate the areas of our lives where we need more vitality to keep those areas strong. Make Rejuvenation a part of your life.