Linking with Kat today (thank you Kat) for Photo Heart Connection, the monthly practice. You can join in too, whether or not you have before, whether or not you've been here "just" periodically. It is not only a good exercise to increase awareness of how your inside (your heart) connects with your images, but a good exercise for reviewing the body of work you created during the last month.
I noticed that many participants start by saying "this is not my best image of the month". Thinking about that, I suppose it's missing the point. Not judging anyone, or myself, but I'm not going to say that about my chosen photo. If it touches my heart the most, who is to say that it's not the best? Certainly it's the best in some way.
Who's Watching Who? BW 206/365
My post title is "something out of nothing". When I reviewed March's images and found my best, I decided to go back through and note how many were done on days when I was empty and my camera was empty and I had to create "something out of nothing". It happened often. It is the push that keeps the 365 going to make a photo; something; anything; please.
I do recommend a 365. This is my 2nd one. It can be really rewarding, and frustrating, and amazing, and frustrating. One of my best tips to you if you decide to do a 365....try to get something on your camera in the early part of the day. If you don't, it can become 8:30 p.m., dark and you'll be wandering around your house trying to make it work which makes it even harder.
I haven't listened to my rule number one much. Doh. Hello night shots.
When that happens, it often means "selfie time". I mean-the house is empty, taking another photo of a lit lamp hits zero on the Richter scale of emotion, and well, you're there and there's a timer on the camera, so there it is.
Which is exactly what was going on this evening. I belong to a Flickr group (which can TOTALLY bail me out when I'm creatively dry) and the word of the day was "watch or watching". I lost my watch recently, so I thought I'd do something like this......
which you know, is kind of goofy and fun, but......
....that's about the time Princess P came wandering around-sometime between push the shutter and wait ten seconds and I had another blurry shot of my sweet cat.
Then she did it "again"...closer to the 2 out of 10 seconds. I scooped her up, not thinking about "watch or watching" just loving my little 6 pounds of fur and purr, and that's when the magic happened.
And I (or maybe she in her intuitive brilliant way) made something out of nothing. You just never know.