Blue Star on White

Blue Star on White

“In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye
‘Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Three Sand Dollars

Found Object: Sand Dollar

A continuation of the theme from yesterday of found objects:  three sand dollars on a white background.   I’m in the Midwest and it is still very much winter here, so it should be obvious that I did not “find” these today.  They belong to my wife and she’s had them for quite a long time.  I’ll need to ask her to tell you the story of how she came to possess them.

Intersection

Intersection

One of the things that makes a good photograph is simplicity.  Think about what you are trying to create – what is your goal, what are you trying to say, what is the subject – and then remove/minimize all other distractions, either in camera or in processing.   Reduce, streamline, boil down. Make it as visually simple as possible to tell your story and meet your goals.

Blank Slate - Park Bench in Snow

Blank Slate

As 2016 begins, we should all sit down, relax, and imagine what we can create in the coming months.  After all, at this moment, the year is a blank slate.  Focusing on what you want to achieve is the first step toward making it happen.  And you’ll never get there if you never try.