|From an assignment in Andrea's Superhero Photo Class.|
One of my favorite bloggers, Andrea Scher, recently decided to offer a playful online photo course.
I couldn't resist.
I have this habit of taking a crazy amount of pictures. I look for color, shape, light. But it's all just playful.
Sort of an extension of my excessive journaling habit I guess.
|Red-shirted girl in the distance|
There were no goals to make serious art, just an opportunity to play and share (and do photo treasure hunts!) with other like-minded playful (mostly) amateur photographers.
|My mother and my son holding hands|
For once on a trip, I wasn't feeling guilty about how many stupid pictures I was taking, and worrying over looking like some sort of camera-happy Hawaiian-shirted stereo-type of an American abroad.
Instead I embraced my practice as a way of appreciating the moment. I was no more obtrusive with my pictures than I've ever been (Let's just say the overly shy girl isn't one to walk around with a camera dangling from her neck, She leaves that to the real pros, like my uncle, or to the bolder amateurs, or to the tourists riding big buses).
Anyway, If anyone out there likes to take pictures, especially in a playful way, I highly recommend Andrea's course.
Plus it hardly took anytime. Maybe 10 minutes any day I felt like checking in. Yet I still gained a lot.
Andrea will be offering another class soon, I believe. I hope, if you like to play with pictures, you'll join her.
And um... Cambodia?
|Blue umbrellas at Angkor Wat|
Ya, well, WOW!
Trees draping over mossy textured ruins,
bicycles, bicycles, bicycles,
And some of the most amazing sites in the world.
Some dreams fall in your lap like an apple dropping from a tree. Other dreams you yank and yank and yank at the door, but it just won't open. Both have their place in my life. And I'm happy to say that while I keep yanking at the door of my biggest dream (and dang that door can frustrate me), I'm at least eating my apples.