Light surrounds us everyday. It is commonplace so we fail to see the beauty and magic of light.
When I was very young the early morning sun would shine through a tree onto my bedroom window. At a certain point in time it created the shape of a man's head wearing a hat. I couldn't get out of bed until the sun moved enough for the image to go away. I tried to show my mother, but she never saw what I did. A young girls fear manifest by the magic of light.
The wondrous beauty of color is made possible by the vibrations of light. Look around at all the color that surrounds you. Magical.
Every time I pick up my camera to create an image I am aware of the light. It's direction, brightness, and reflection are all part of the magic of light. Capturing that light and sharing it with you gives me pleasure.
Without light the magic would be harder to see. But I am sure that magic will always find a way to manifest itself.
I admit that when looking for flowers to photograph I look for imperfections. Marks on the petals or petals that won't unfurl with the rest all draw my attention.
When I have a flower with some sort of imperfection I rejoice for I have found my perfection. I don't believe that beauty is the perfectly formed flower or human. Those imperfections or differences are what makes us stand out. Diversity is beauty.
True beauty is full of flaws. Imperfection creates the diversity that makes the world a beautiful place. A flower with spots on its petals or a person with freckles are often tossed aside as not perfect. Perhaps the person that disregards the flaws has a hole in their lives that will only be filled when they look at an imperfect flower and see the true beauty.
I think what we put on the walls of our homes says a lot about us. I hope that you, like me, will love the featured photograph for her messy imperfect center and the freckles scattered on her petals.
There are many websites that will tell you how to get rid of your clutter. To get you motivated I am going to give you 5 reasons why it is important.
A home with little to no clutter is a happy home. It is a home that brings pleasure to its occupants. Isn't it time to start enjoying being in your home?
I have added to and subtracted from my Abstract Gallery. Part of this comes from my growth as a photographer and a desire to share this with you.
All of my abstract images are in some way nature based. The image is created in-camera and might be left at that. Or, because I envisioned something more, it might be further developed in an editing software. The end result is for you to enjoy and decide what it means to you.
All of these images are available for purchase by clicking on the image in the Abstract Gallery. You can also click on the featured image to go directly to the order page for that image and to see all available product and options.
Neutral colors are the platform which most fashion and design elements are built on. Just look at your closet and you will find your favorite neutrals that bring the pieces together. Look at your home and somewhere you will find the neutral color that ties the look together.
I recently realized that I was seeing a large number of photos where pink was used as a neutral color. I don't mean a bright, hot shade of pink. This shade is is very pale with a hint of beige undertones.
The featured photograph this week is a good example of the color I am talking about. It's very soft and subtle with its own sense of elegance. I can see it working as the neutral color.
What about you, would you use this color of pink as a neutral in your home?
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.