Thursday, June 17, 2010

Creativity Bootcamp Day 12 - Smooth


Today's journal prompt asked us to think about the dreams we have, both big and small.  To put them to paper and to start outlining the steps we can begin taking to achieve them.  This is an exercise I'm choosing to save for the weekend and to keep private, instead I focussed on the photo prompt - smooth.


I wish I could say I had a ton of ideas for this one - but the truth is I had nothing - except for an extra hour this evening after work.  Most of my photos have been taken either at home, while at my parent's house or at work.  I've never gone out into the Lexington area to see what I could find so I decided to give that a try tonight.  I found myself at a park a mile up the street that surrounds a large lake - thinking that water could be smooth.


Thanks to a breeze, the lake wasn't exactly smooth, but I still got a couple of photos that I like.  My smooth photo came as I was leaving.  As I was getting in the car, I noticed how the sky was reflected in the smooth paint of the hood, so I snapped a couple of photos.  Before Bootcamp I never would have tried taking a picture of a car hood - I love that I'm trying new things and seeing the world in different ways.  Even as I drove home I was in awe of the beauty of the powerlines - so black and symmetrical against the sky.   I love that I'm seeing the world in a different way.


The past few days prompts have made picking songs ridiculously easy.  What goes better with smooth than the Sade classic "Smooth Operator."  A song that never feels old.

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9 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Wow, weren't we on the same wavelength. My first photo is of the Indian River, a few miles from my house to the east in Jensen Beach. The 2nd is a bit north at Blue Cypress Lake in Vero Beach. Both in FL.

Diana Joy said...

Great pictures...Love the one that is most blue. I'm still looking for something smooth to photograph and it's getting late in day..eek! Thanks for visiting my blog. Do take care.

Corinne said...

Gorgeous photos.
And used to love that song ;)

Sherree said...

I was going to post that song as well lol. I love the stillness in the 2nd picture. The pics are beautiful,great colors!

gibknitty said...

Nice pictures. I noticed right away that you and the first commenter--Tammy Lee--had similar photos today. You were on the same creative wavelength!

Becky said...

thank you for the tune; one of my faves and yes, it never gets old. i can always groove to this tune.
i love how you've expressed what you've learned and how you've grown from participating in boot camp. bold and fearless living.

The Felix Family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture of the tree in the middle of the water. I love the blue sky and the blue water with the green leaves on the trees. Beautiful!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm especially fond of the second and third ones.

sheara121 said...

lovely photos. my favorite is the second.

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