“One Little Word”
How sad I will be not to have a photo prompt in my inbox tomorrow morning! The prompt for today was really wide open, and the folks who took the class came up with some really beautiful ideas. The concept of “One Little Word” has been around for a while I think. Some folks, like Robin over at Life in the Bogs, choose a theme for the year. In essence, this is what Ms. Clark asked us to do today: choose a word and represent it in a photograph. She wrote,”Your challenge today is to either shoot for your word (finding a way to visually translate it) and/or to incorporate your word into a photo from the month. As we wrap up Picture Winter, I want you to capture an image that will remind you of your intentions. ”
I gave this one much thought, as I have for nearly every prompt this month, when my word came to me. Seek is the word I chose. I would like to spend 2011 seeking: seeking beauty through my lens, seeking opportunity for myself to grow and improve in as many ways as possible – personally, spiritually, professionally, photographically. I chose to incorporate my word into a favorite shot from this month because it seemed to represent my word in more ways than one:
Although I complained from time to time about some of my prompts, I really did enjoy Picture Winter. Getting a new (or mostly new) idea in the email each morning was something to look forward to, especially since we in Massachusetts have experienced our snowiest January on record, with another storm due to pummel us starting tomorrow. Way to begin February! – not! Perhaps I shall seek out another class of this style to help me continue being inspired during my least favorite season of the year.