“There are a thousand ‘greatest’ melodies, just as there are a thousand ‘greatest’ poems and a thousand ‘greatest’ pictures, because there are a thousand moods in the mind of (a Person) when a certain note rings with the most clarity–when a certain design is most sharply silhouetted against the changing curtain of (their) mind.” ― Beverley Nichols, A Thatched Roof
Our host this week, Sofia, writes, “I challenge you and myself to think of mood, how to convey and create an emotional reaction to your shot. That can be accomplished by capturing situations or occasions, photography styles or people and their feelings.” Visit HER POST to see a variety of techniques for expressing mood in photography.
The following two photos were taken on the same day, while I was walking with a group of friends. I am always fascinated by the changing moods of the ocean…and of people.
I’m tempted to say that my driveway has moods…but it’s not the driveway at all. It’s the Place, the environment. My driveway just provides a fixed point of comparison.
It’s really amazing to consider how my own mood affects everything I perceive and to know that I can illustrate that in my photos as well.
I am amused to think of “hashtag MOOD” as a shorthand of popular culture. It is a humorous way to acknowledge our common human experience as shifting landscapes of emotion. How wonderful to recognize and resonate with each other as we share our Lens-Artists posts! I look forward to seeing yours!
The sea, I love the sound of the splashing of the water.
Mm, the rhythm of the waves is very soothing. 🙂
I love your driveway and its moods 🙂
You’re right, it all depends on our own mood at the time. It makes us see things in a specific way.
Thanks – great theme, Sofia!
Excellent examples Priscilla – the driveway images definitely prove the point! Well said and shown
Great photos. Love the 2 ocean walks in particular.
Thanks, John! 🙂
This was fun, Priscilla. To, kind of, personify your driveway was right on. In some ways it is the same we do with our patios during holidays or seasons, isn’t it? It is that fixed point. And the changing moods of oceans and people…an analogy well defined.
Thanks, Donna! I giggle at you holding your tongue when the Jeep got stuck. That loving compromise and commitment is a warm memory.
Yes…took a few but yes. lol
Great post and insight Priscilla. How much of our mood affects the picture and how much does the scenery affect our mood?
Thanks, Anne! Yes, chickens and eggs…