“I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.” – Toby Maquire
Depending on which reference used, the Gerbera Daisy represents innocence, thus the selection of the quote above.
I used light to create a feeling of innocence in this photograph by creating a blown-out background. I think this technique creates an ethereal feeling which enhances the mood of innocence.
Wishing you moments of innocence and recognition of the beauty of human life everyday!
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” – Jim Valvano
“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” – Michel de Montaigne
Stability in Wisdom
Stability in Tranquility
Stability in Integrity
Stability in Loyalty
Stability in Power
The Stability Series, for now, is a two post series. The images, shot using the same subject and background, are available in both horizontal and vertical formats. Each image has a name representative of the color green and the color blue. They were shot and named to be hung alone or as groupings. The images are perfect for gift-giving for friends and loved ones going through difficult times. The names are meant to provide encouragement and inspiration for those in need of courage, strength or healing.
The images I am posting tonight are both of reflections of tulips. Be sure to notice the variation in the depth of field used for each image. In addition, I hope you see the pairing of each image to the quote selected.
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” – Thomas Merton
Reflection of Others
“Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.” – Desiderius Erasmus
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer
I chose the quote above based on the fact that each image presents the same tulips in different ways. The images reminded me of not only change, but of an orchestra swaying and playing. Perhaps if we look deeply enough we can see an orchestra of change.