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 “Dull”.
Taken with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens.
1/80, f/2.8, ISO 400
That’s my KitchenAid whip. The part where it attaches to the mixer looked dull (you know, versus shiny), and I thought it’d be fun to try out my macro lens (and it was fun).
“Dull” also got me thinking about my blog, my writing.
I feel like things have gotten dull around here. I looked back on my posts last year and realized that I have stopped pouring my heart out. I have been struggling to get my stories out, because I don’t feel like I have any stories left to tell.
At least, not the ones I can tell.
Do I write about how as a child and young woman, I felt unloved by my mother? Do I write about the days in college where I did stupid things just like any 19 year old would, and the near-misses I’ve had because I was young and dumb? Do I write about the struggles my oldest son is facing? Do I write about how I worry daily about my children’s future because I feel like I’m not a great mother most days (despite the sweet spots)?
I feel dull.
(What do you think of my ‘dull’ photo? This IS a photography exercise, so I would appreciate any critique!)
Next week’s prompt: Window
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.
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