Photo 101 – Triumph & Contrast (assignment 20)
Our last assignment for Photo 101 required some heavy brainstorming on my part. I had several ideas; but nothing seemed to really fit the theme. Then, on Saturday we went to an Easter celebration and I had the opportunity to take a few photos. I love this shot of the balloon release at the end of the program. I feel this photo meets the triumph theme for several reasons: first of course, the balloons symbolize the Easter celebration’s theme “He is Risen”; second, it was a triumph that the kids held on to the balloons in the Texas wind; and third, it was a triumph that the littlest ones let their balloons go when it was time. It was a beautiful sight to see the balloons rising in the sky.
We also had an early Easter egg hunt and I thought this photo was just precious. He was so excited to find so many eggs. He came over to show me that he got more than 1 egg. He said that he found 4 more. You have to love the enthusiasm of the little ones. I think this photo qualifies for the theme triumph. (Please excuse the lawn chairs in the background; but this was an unstated and unplanned photo.)
I actually took this photo last year. It was a triumph for me to get the photo. I found what I thought was a great spot and waited (and waited) for the”magic moment”. The sky was actually this glorious color. It also represents the triumph of the fisherman; whom I am going to assume caught many giant fish. Most importantly, it represents the end of a fabulous vacation day on the beach.
I’ve really enjoyed Photo 101. It’s great to have the motivating themes to keep me challenged. I’ll be going back to my photo a day posts beginning tomorrow. Please share any themes you think would make a great photo-a-day challenge.