Saturday, February 16, 2008

weekend words AND a recap of scores so far....

i read something recently about photography being the "art of subtraction". a photographer must leave things out of the frame, decide what not to include, and chose the thing that must be focused on. subtraction is the key to a beautiful photograph.

most of art is about addition. by adding colors, images, or words to a blank canvas or paper we create something that conveys meaning and expresses what we feel and want to say. but taking pictures involves starting with a full screen and deciding what to leave out. sometimes the more you subtract, the more a photograph makes you see something important and real.

my life seems more like the art form of photography these day. i wake up to a full screen and have to decide what to focus on, what must i leave out today, what must i never show EVER in my screen.

EPHESIANS 4:32 (message) 
make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. be gentle with one another, sensitive. forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.

PROVERBS 1:19 (message) 
when you grab all you can get, that's what happens: the more you get, the less you are.

i am trying to "grab less" in my photographs and in my life. grab less and show more, grab less and be more. grab less of his life and know Him more. in God's economy... subtraction sometimes means that you end up with more. might not work in math class, but it works in life and in photography.

OK now onto the fun part.... 1/3 of the way to our fabulous first 100 photos contest....

hope these are correct, counting them up was a bit tedious! but some of you are doing really well (and i won't mention the other ones of you)....

SAYWARD: 24 guesses and 15 correct! MOST RIGHT ANSWERS!

JO JO: 13 guesses and 7 correct!

KAREN: 1 guess and it was wrong! what is up with that? try again girl!

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN: 24 guesses and 11 correct!

LYNELL: 26 guesses and 11 correct!

SOUTH ASIA ROCKS: 29 guesses and 13 correct! MOST GUESSES!

EMILY: 3 guesses and 3 correct! 100% A+ for you girl!

ROBYN J.: 12 guesses and 10 correct.

VICKI: 2 guesses and 2 correct! 100% A+ for you too!

BRITE: 1 guess and 0 correct! must be the two babies!

SHANNON: 17 guesses and 7 correct!

EMMA: 2 guesses and 2 correct! 100% A+ for you!

CRAFTY PIGS: 8 guesses and 4 correct!

LAURA: 1 guess and 1 right! 100% A+ for you too!

remember in our contest the one with the MOST answers and the one with the MOST CORRECT answers will win. and since we are talking about LESS being MORE, there may be a special prize given by randomly drawing a name from all of the people who have ever entered our contest! 

keep guessing and hope you are having as much fun as jordan and i are having taking pictures and learning the art of subtraction...

Thursday, February 7, 2008