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October 26, 2010

Open Heart, Open Mind – Picture Fall, day 26

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 4:09 pm
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Today’s photo prompt was almost a little too vague for me at first.  “Seek out some kind of openness and shoot it,” explained the instructor.  Being a lovely sunny afternoon, I wandered my backyard in hope that inspiration would hit.  My husband and daughters even shouted out,”Take a picture of …..” but their suggestions weren’t moving me.  Finally, I strolled to the back of yard and found it:

Picture Fall, day 26

The old tire swing seemed to say “open to possibilities” to me.  The addition of Meghan’s Halloween-painted toes and some sunshine-and-tree bokeh put the finishing touches on today’s shot.  Open to possibilities…. I like it.

ETA:  I feel the need to “crow” just a little bit.  I just received a comment from the instructor on this photo over on the gallery page for this class.  She said, “This is brilliant.”  Woo-hoo! 🙂


  1. I like it, too! Cute shot!
    (Yes, I’m quick again. Darn facebook! LOL)

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 26, 2010 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

    • How much time do you spend on FB in a day, Michaela? 😉

      Comment by Karma — October 26, 2010 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

  2. Me,too….’specially the toesies! A swing for a child is always open for possibilities, isn’t it?

    Comment by Cindy Lou — October 26, 2010 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

    • Psst, Cindy … I’ll let you in on a little secret: sometimes I like to use the tire swing too! 😀

      Comment by Karma — October 26, 2010 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

  3. I like it, too! Including the possibility of swinging while standing on top of the tire! (I never thought of that when I was a kid!)

    Comment by Barbara — October 27, 2010 @ 11:24 am | Reply

    • Thank you! I thought every kid liked to make their mother worry while standing on a tire swing!

      Comment by Karma — October 27, 2010 @ 7:46 pm | Reply

  4. Good for you on your brilliancy! And for swinging when you feel like it – I keep looking for a proper tree in my yard…for the grandkids, you know! 🙂

    Comment by Cindy Lou — October 27, 2010 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

    • This tree took a bit of work to get the rope swung over actually! Hubby had to attach a weight to the end of the rope and throw it rodeo style up over a high, thick branch.

      Comment by Karma — October 27, 2010 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  5. Bright idea Karen!
    I like the tight cropping. The speed (in the angle) and the feet on top. Good work.

    Comment by Carsten — October 27, 2010 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Carsten. I’m glad you took the time to pop over to the blog.

      Comment by Karma — October 27, 2010 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  6. I like it too. “Brilliant” describes it well. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — October 28, 2010 @ 8:40 am | Reply

    • It was a fun shot to take – I was happy to have willing participants to make it work, too. Meghan to stand on the tire with her painted toes and hubby to hold the swing steady while I got down on the ground to get the shot!

      Comment by Karma — October 28, 2010 @ 9:04 am | Reply

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