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 “Dark”.
Shot with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1
1/10, f/5.6, ISO 3200
A few of my friends are going through a very difficult time right now. A dark time where they cannot see the light. A time where a perpetual cloud hangs over their heads, and they don’t know how to fix it.
I wish I knew how to fix things for them. I wish I could beat that darkness away, and bring them some light. I am too far away physically to offer a shoulder, or a helping hand. I only have my words, and virtual friendship to offer.
So here are my words, my friends.
Just like in my photo above, there is always light in the dark. The light peeking out from underneath the door (that’s what the picture is, by the way) – that is a peek into what’s outside, what’s possible, what’s new. You see those colors there? They are like possibilities.
The Chinese believe in yin and yang – that seemingly contrary forces are actually interconnected, and that they give rise to each other. Without darkness, there is no light. Without negatives, there are no positives. Without a challenge, there is no acceptance. So my friends, believe that there is an interconnectedness between what you feel now, and what will happen tomorrow.
It’s dark now, but it will be light tomorrow. Hang on in there.
(What do you think of my ‘dark’ photo? This IS a photography exercise, so I would appreciate any critique!)
Next week’s prompt: Door
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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