Day sixteen of photography 101 has come and gone. I’m a few days late with my response to the theme Treasure, but here it is.
When I die, someone will go through the stuff I leave behind and wonder why I have quantities of stones and shells, feathers and twigs, and other bits of this and that. Perhaps it was the shape, texture, color, or the memory attached to it, that prompted me to tuck each one in my pocket and bring it home. Some were gifts given by friends who understand my quirks, passing-on to me a shape or color they thought I would like. Some were given as a way to share a special journey, trip, or vacation. Each one is a treasure to me, but most likely meaningless to someone else.
I used the activity of taking this photo, processing it and now posting it as a way to take a break from cleaning my very messy home! Preparing for our yearly Thanksgiving feast and twenty-some guests has occupied most of my time this week and will occupy more. There’s still much to do…
So what am doing right now, this moment? I’m wondering… To crop or not to crop?
Upon viewing this on the computer screen, the right side of the photo seems superfluous to me, so I think the cropped version is better. What do you think? I’ll check back for your response when I feel the need to procrastinate a little bit more to avoid cleaning 😉