Saturday, October 13, 2007

Freeze Frame

Last weekend at the ocean, I was able to get out and work on my photography skills some more. It was a beautiful fall weekend so there were many opportunities for great photos :o) I even dug out my SLR camera and popped in a black and white film.

Recently, I was challenged with a new project...how to display emotions with pictures. Does that sound hard or easy to you? What makes you happy, sad or fearful? At first, I thought the idea would be easy enough but once I started taking pictures and trying to tie them into my emotions, I found it to be a little more challenging.

Happiness seems to be the easiest for me :o) How can this picture not make you smile?

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Trying to picture what makes me sad became a little easier the more I thought about it -

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Death is a sad thing. It represents a life that may have been taken away too early.

I would have to say that my fear is going to be the most challenging. Most of what makes me fearful comes from within so how do I express that? The best photo so far has been this -

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Water would definitely be on the list. But what about those fears that are deep down in the core? How is that to be expressed?

As you can see, I have my work cut out for me :o) I like the challenge though because it makes me think more and it broadens my ideas. There are other pictures that have recently been taken and they are now loaded into my Picasa Album. I hope you enjoy :o)

9 comments:

Karen said...

thats very interesting showing emotions in photo's sounds easy but wow I would have trouble also with deep fear I think mine would be more fire to show fear. perhaps those of us could have a bit of fun taking photos to show how we feel

Karen said...

forgot to say I love your photo's the poppy is super and Brie so cute

BeckySC said...

You're so right...how can I not smile :) LOVE the pup and pumpkin :)
Thanks for sharing :)

Carolyn said...

Cathey,
I love your photos-

there is a great group on facebook for NB Amateur Photographers to display their works...I go and check it out all the time.....there are some pretty amazing pieces,yours would go there perfectly:)

I am just learning photography too....I guess I have always had an interest in it.My Amanda sometimes lets me use her camera she got for graduation and now I want one of my own.

Faith Ann said...

Gorgeous photos... of course I love the pic of Brie :)

I don't think I've ever thought of taking pictures of things that make me scared or sad... I don't want reminders lol.

Little Cat said...

What great photo's! Brie is gorgeous :o) Emotions are very hard to express with photo's unless there's a person in there.

Tell you what though, I love the photo but that 'looking through' I found a bit creepy because I kept expecting an eye to appear on the other side of the hole looking back at me. Yeah, I know. I'm crazy lol.

Lori-Ann said...

The only thing I fear is missing lunch ;) Kidding, it would be fire. Even though I nearly drown as a 3 year old, I'm not afraid of water.
Have fun snapping :) Liked your album.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Cathey, your choice for fear is so intense...it instilled a sense of doom in me!

Loved your photo album, you are talented on so many levels! You inspire me to dust off my own SLR! Now, do you think I can remember how to open the door to load the film????

Sharon said...

I love your photos, so interesting. Oh and Brie she is just so beautiful, what a cutey. I showed her to my sparky and he said woof woof (sounded like Hubba hubba) LOL What a doll!