Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs.
This week’s prompt is “White”.
Taken with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1
1/40, f/1.8, ISO 100
White. The absence of colour. It is empty, yet it fills spaces. It is harsh and can be stark.
Yet, it lightens up a room. It brings out other colours. It highlights everything else around it. Its absence brings presence. It brings clarity to a picture. If that makes any sense.
I found it incredibly hard to photograph. To bring out the whiteness, to make it the main feature, without it er, whitewashing the entire picture.
It was also incredibly hard not to be obvious. Pictures of things that are already white (examples are snow, clouds) are so dull. To me anyway. Also, we don’t have snow here. Or hardly any clouds.
Anyway. I was sitting at a tea shop on my own on Sunday, taking some valuable me time. To just be. To sip my tea and eat some cake. To read a good book.
To snap some pictures.
It was as peaceful as it looked.
There was clarity and it wasn’t obvious. If you’re not getting the analogy I’m trying to make between white and life….
…..it’s okay. I don’t either.
(What do you think of my ‘white’ photo? This IS a photography exercise, so I would appreciate any critique!)
Next week’s prompt: Reflection
For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.
What does white mean to you?
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