Mystery & Lighting Effects – Photo 101

Day Ten: Mystery & Lighting Effects. Details of the assignment below:

A photograph can create a mood and communicate an idea that transcends its subject. At this performance at the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival, there was a sense of anticipation, enhanced by dramatic stage lighting that revealed silhouettes of the musicians. What were we about to watch and hear? It was a mystery:

Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. A lone mitten on the sidewalk. A trail leading off into the distance. Your dog’s deep brown eyes. Intrigue us with uncertainty.

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The Irony of Life…

Poetry on a Snowy Saturday morning. I call it the ‘Irony of Life’.


Several things strike me about living
A man may not like food but needs it to live
He may not like fire, yet it is essential
A man may not like water but cannot resist a sip
He may not like accidents, yet, can’t stop driving
Scared and worried sick about plane crashes
Yet, loves travelling by air.

He may even hate death, and pray for long life
But one day, at an appointed time
Somewhere, somehow,
He will die while wondering and pondering,
On where, when and how it will happen.
Thus, the irony of life still remains
A mystery.


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