“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” 
― Barbara KingsolverAnimal Dreams

 

What I’m listening to :- Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes. I particularly love ‘White Winter Hymnal’

 

I’m looking at abstracts and textures at the moment, it’s something I have become more interested in. To me this image represents my feelings at the moment. some light but lots of dark, sometimes I have a light bulb moment then almost a dive back into the dark.

I find this time of year as the dark comes early I hibernate, this year I must fill my world with more light.

 

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 I manipulated the image in Snapseed and Lightroom then textured in Photoshop.

 

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 Taken in my little studio early morning with my iPhone .

How do you cope with dark days ?

Finally here is my latest scrap page I decided to go retro !
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Supplies by Anna Aspnes and Robyn Meierotto
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15 thoughts on “Looking at the world through different eyes

  1. To cope with the dark days, I must first admit that I have them. For much of my life, I pretended to always be “up” as though nothing could get me down. And, of course, this is not true. But now, like you, I look for the light. It might be literal light as in a walk outside or lunch out with a friend or a photo session, or figurative light as in looking for the blessings in my life and expressing my gratitude. Making something is one of my favorite ways of coping with the dark days – and your creations are thoughtful and engaging. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  2. I hear you! It gets dark early this time of year here as well. This is the time we must work at finding the light. I love both of your images. I’m particularly fond of the 2nd one. The light and perspective is wonderful.

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  3. The dark dreary days certainly take their toll, especially when I can’t get outside. I have saved some bigger projects for the long days of winter and I hope that I will feel motivated to do them when the time comes.

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  4. I take extra vitamin D and it really does help me cope physically and mentally with the lack of sunlight. Winter is tough for indoor, natural light photography, and dreary, cold, wet weather is hard on outdoor photographers. I’m already a bit frustrated by the lack of light in my new apartment, and I don’t know what it will be like as the days grow shorter. I’m going to have to make sure to take advantage of the time of day when the light does shine in.

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  5. I love the tones and the light in your images. I too have a lack of light – especially with shorter days approaching. I have a couple of Ott lights and that helps a bit when taking photographs.

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  6. I especially love the curled leaf in the vase – so beautifully photographed from above. I have struggled with the darkness in winter … living in Canada, our shortest day is around 7 hours. But what I find hardest is the cold … our days can be sunny but extremely cold and there isn’t much colour. I combat it with grocery store flowers. We now go south for a bit of the winter which is extremely helpful …

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  7. I love the image from your studio!
    How do I cope with dark days? It not easy to answer because every time is different. A walk in nature; getting out with my camera; curling up on the sofa with a book; eating chocolate; writing in my journal; drinking wine… feeling sorry for myself.

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  8. I don’t look forward to the dark days of winter. I like to recharge myself on the occasional sunny day by putting my sunglasses on and taking a drive. I turn up the heat in my car and imagine it is summer, I may even open the sunroof. I love the feeling of the sun on my skin.

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