Poetic Winter Photography Challenge-Solitude

As I stated before I am trying to get better photography skills. I am starting a class on the sixth and I am very excited about it. I honestly haven’t been taking any pictures out here besides of my knitting. As Luke said in Star Wars, “if there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.” My business trip is not in the most picturesque of places and I am seldom out in the day time to get pictures. And while living in Texas that quote would work well as well. Not that all of Texas is ugly, but I certainly live in an area that can compete with anywhere else for that right.

So when I saw that one of the photography blogs that I follow was having a sort of photography challenge I thought that I couldn’t really participate, but then I thought about all the old pictures I have with me. I do not know how to use a camera, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have some nice pictures to play along too. So here goes.

The challenge has the theme of poetic winter. This week the work or theme is solitude. I immediately knew what two pictures I wanted to use. This brought me to the realization that I really need to organize my pictures. It took me forever to find them. Once I found them I added sepia to one (see I am using my Photoshop Elements!) and the other I left alone. I did have to re-size them so that they would appear on this blog and not take up space. I have noticed that this show the pixels if you make them too big, but it is either that or not have all my Flickr pictures show up. My office blocks Flickr pictures and it drive me crazy to just see the empty spot where my pictures should be, so I chose to have my pictures be pixelated (is that a word?) instead of not there at all.

End of the tracks

This pictures reminds me of the TS Eliot poem, The Hollowmen, and the last lines which say, “this is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper.” 

I have no name for this picture, but I liked the way that the log sat in the water. I made the picture sepia because I thought the original picture was too blue:

That is all I have, if you want to read more about the challenge then you can go here:

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2 Responses to Poetic Winter Photography Challenge-Solitude

  1. Angela says:

    Your pictures are great. I love the ones of the water!


  2. I absolutely adore that TS Eliot quote! Lovely photo too!

    Thanks for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. If you haven't already downloaded the freebie texture over at my place, stop by when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!


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