Vow to be valiant;
Resolve to be radiant;
Determine to be dynamic;
Strive to be sincere;
Aspire to be attuned.
~William Arthur Ward~
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
than can circumvent or hinder or control
the firm resolve of a determined soul.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~
I was happy to see this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme because I already had a post in mind that fit this theme. I mentioned in an earlier post that I don’t make new year’s resolutions, but maybe it’s really just a matter of semantics. What’s the difference between a goal and a resolution? One of the things that I resolved to take on this year is photo365, taking a photo every day. Now this isn’t much of a stretch for me because I take lots of pictures, but my intention is to look at what’s around me with fresh awareness; maybe focus more on textures, colors, contrasts, shapes, or my feeling about what I’m looking at. I find myself in a bit of a rut when it comes to photography, and now I’m ready to take it on as an adventure, let my creative spirit loose, and see where it takes me. It’s not so much about good technique or quality, although I strive for those things; it’s more about stepping out of the groove I’ve made for myself so I can see the world more clearly, and become a better photographer in the process.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that
he who finds himself, loses misery.
You may be whatever you resolve to be.
~Thomas Stonewall Jackson~
I think a photography class should be a requirement
in all educational programs because it makes
you see the world rather than just look at it.