February 20, 2013

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Life is like a prism.  What you see depends on how you turn the glass.  – Johnathan Kellerman

Focus:  Abstract

Once again I’m photographing the ‘ordinary’ trying to make it appear ‘extraordinary’.  I spent virtually all day locked in front of my computer surrounded by financials, tax forms and other detritus of the accounting world.  Mind numbing for sure.  When I was ready to shut down for the night, it occurred to me that I hadn’t photographed anything that day.  I must admit that it is hard to switch over to ‘right brain’ thinking after spending all day in the ‘left brain’, but I forced myself to look at my environment with a creative eye.  I spotted a few blank CDs on my desk, and decided to arrange them under my desk lamp so that their shiny sides reflected the light like a prism.  I arranged the CDs on a black blanket, and then underexposed the shot to highlight the rainbow of psychedelic colors.  Groovy man….