Have you ever worked a jigsaw puzzle, all the pieces are of one color, all the pieces seem the same shape? You pick up a piece turn it this way and that, try it here and try it there and if lucky you find just the right place for it; then you pick up another piece. I feel compelled to try and fit all the pieces together, preserving what has always fit together at the same time as finding all the new pieces. This week I will jump back in, participating in the Friday Shoot Out – forcing myself really, but getting frozen in the ‘afraid to move’ mode is not an option.
Frozen in Time, didn’t we do a similar topic recently? Oh yes, in April of 2012, it wasn’t that recent – time doesn’t stand still does it? Looking for motivation I went over to the Friday My Town Shoot-Out blog and looked through some of your photos. You all are so good that I feel intimidated and try to not be influenced by that, just turn the piece in my hand this way and that looking for a fit.
My town having now moved to Houston requires that I show photos of something (anything!) in Houston representing frozen in time. Fossils, minerals, timeless beauty; they all sound like a walk through the Museum of Natural Science or an early morning walk around a local park, maybe the classic beauty of a friend.
A beauty that will not fade as she continues to age. Older than I am, a friend posed so I could experiment with portrait. Her mother in her mid 80s has the same classic features, timeless.