|shot at 170mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/1000th of a second|
What do you see when you look at the photograph above? Interpretations can vary from one person to another. That is what makes art so interesting. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but those words are can be heard in different ways by different people.
What I see and think about when I look at this image is a young bird struggling to make it on his own. There is a whole flock of his peers right behind him, but he chooses to branch out.
Sometimes that's what we have to do to find the fruits of life. Dare to be different for a change, test your creativity, and see what happens. You may find that simply shaking things up a bit and changing your routine of doing the same things that everyone else is doing may give you an epiphany of some type.
I took this photograph on Thanksgiving Day 2010. I didn't imagine that I'd find new meaning to it years later. That's why it is so important to keep your camera handy, because you never know what you may capture and what it'll mean to you later.
A challenge to you: Do something different -- away from "the pack" -- today. Turn off social media for one day. Don't check your email. Stay off the phone as much as possible. Then focus on what you can do to better your life. Get creative and make a few goals.
Realize that you don't always have to fly with the pack...not every single day.
Thanks for reading and have a nice Sunday!
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