I read or heard that advice somewhere last week. Don’t remember where or even who said it. Possibly it was Eleanor Roosevelt.
Sometimes, it is doing things I am scared of doing. More often, it is stepping outside the box of what I am comfortable doing. It means being proactive and taking risks, some big, some small.
It is stretching and invigorating, at the same time. Some things I try do not turn out well. Some do. The results are often a surprise.
Day Eleven in Photo101 class was to shoot an image with a pop of color. Instructors challenged us to choose one bold color against a neutral background, instead of several colors competing for attention in a scene.
I do so enjoy colors, lots of them, and usually together! Neutral backgrounds are not what I gravitate toward. The exception would be when I use a black velvet background to make the colors and details of a flower “pop”.
Decided to try something different for this sunflower. The flower pot I bought at a yard sale. Love all the texture in it. Paler background, more texture, and fewer colors, not my usual flower photo. Glad I tried something new!
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