Although Kim Klassen’s current course, Be Still 52, has been challenging, informative and fun, I haven’t been participating much recently. Not because of the course, but it’s just not something (like this blog) that I’ve devoted any time to lately. Sometimes when you stop doing something — reading a book, taking photographs, doing something of habit — it isn’t easy to get back into the practice after a period of time. Claiming that you’re waiting for “inspiration” can be a crutch. I decided that I was going to jump back in this week and do the lesson regardless of whatever it was.
This week’s prompt is “Organic”. I wanted to run immediately, as I think that the term “organic” is overused. Food is “organic”, but the label is meaningless as there is no standard to define what “organic” should be. When I was working, the sales and executive teams often talked of “organic” growth. That was even more ambiguous and made me laugh whenever I heard it. I thought it sounded organic — as in like the stuff that one might put on one’s garden!
But, since I was committed to the prompt, I decided to think of things natural and in nature. I took a walk along the nearby creek and found these wildflowers. In other situations, they might be considered weeds. On the creek bank, they grow naturally, without any sort of intervention or cultivation. I placed them on the wood floor in my house when the late afternoon sun was streaming in through the windows. I like these images.
Part of the lesson included using LightRoom’s Print Module to create a diptych. I tried several times — I’ve done this before! But, I could not get the picture placement to work correctly when I exported the file. I’ll have to keep working on how to do that. Guess it isn’t something that came naturally — organically — to my brain this evening!