Photo 101 Day Thirteen: Moment & Motion

Photo 101 Day Thirteen: Moment & Motion

“Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Ultimately, life is fleeting, and often times it’s these small moments, this motion, that we love to document.”

Probably my least favorite theme of the course so far because I am all about clean and crisp images. None-the-less here is my take on the theme. These ducks are circling this bird on it’s island like they are guarding it. I also enjoy the peaceful contrast of the blue water reflecting the summer sky.
ducks

Photo 101 Day Three: Water & Orientation

Photo 101 Day Three: Water & Orientation

“We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us.”

Day three and the subject is water. I have a bit of a love hate with water. When I was small I couldn’t learn to swim because if I got water in my ears I would be in agony. I had perforated ear drums. One of these has healed, one has not. I do however love the feeling of water on skin and wouldn’t miss a chance to wade into water especially sea water.

I had a particularly lovely holiday in France last year and our swimming pool at the villa was filled with salt water rather than chlorine. I never want  to get back into a chlorinated pool again if I can ever avoid it!

There are really no natural sources of water near me. If I were honest I would like to capture the water down near the beach. Is it just me or when you look at a photo of a beach, you can hear the noise of the waves rolling in, sometimes crashing into rocks and the edge of the shore?

I chose to capture this stream, because small or big, water flows and acts in much the same way making it a majestic part of our world.

Orientation wise I again chose a portrait view because it captures the flow of the stream. I seem to prefer portrait views over landscape! I love the light reflection at the bottom of the photo as it too like the street shot I took on day two has depth that captures my eye.

I Love Water & Water Loves Me