Posted in Concepts, fiction, Nature, Photography

#A2Z – Director’s Dilemma of Dogme 95 (fiction)

“CUT!!!” Director Cavanaugh acerbic voice sliced through the air.

Buzzing with energy from the two cups of coffee he drank, he chewed on his pen cap as he witnessed an interesting snapshot on his screen. It was linked to an underwater videographer’s feed. A fish inside a jellyfish! Could he turn this bizarre moment into a symbolic story left to the audience’s interpretation and imagination? The fish’s expression says it all. The gears were turning in Cavanaugh’s head

Try as the little fish might to direct its own path, the jellyfish will inevitability drag the fish wherever it pleases. Realizing its loss of autonomy, the fish’s eyes bug out in horror!

Image Credit: Tim Samuel

Cavanaugh wondered if he was insane for trying out an ambitious experiment after a period of hitting the doldrums. He was inspired by some prize-winning photos in a BBC article that he was browsing.

Image Credit: Anita Kainrath, from Austria, won Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year with Shark Nursery, showing baby lemon sharks in a mangrove in the Bahamas.

He wondered if he can authentically capture a live stream story letting the animals share their own stories. He was fascinated by their behavior. He couldn’t direct the animals, but then it wouldn’t really matter since his name wouldn’t be credited. During his time in film school, he was intrigued by a film movement founded in 1995 by Danish director Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. They wrote a manifesto called Dogme 95. The “rules” were as follows:

The question is… can he stick to the rules?

Posted in Events, Photography

The Found Poem: Perpetual Planet

Hey everyone! 🙂

So the poem above is the result of an experiment. I did my first prompt from the poetry workshop, “”Sharpened Visions”, that I’m currently taking on Coursera.

The Found Poem: A Brand New poem in Three Easy Steps
Grab a paragraph of text from a book or on the web and make a found poem by breaking a passage into lines. A poem is more than line broken prose, but this exercise can help you experiment with rhythm and sound quickly.

Here is the piece of prose I found in Elle magazine while browsing:

I had a lot of fun deconstructing this excerpt and breaking it into lines of poetry. Reading it aloud is also a fresh experience! Until today, I didn’t know anything about Rolexes, other than as a luxury accessory!

Image by Maurício Souza Mau from Pixabay
Posted in Books, Crafts, Culture, Photography

December 10 Colors and Letters Challenge – Dark Cyan

Thought this would be a fun challenge featuring dark cyan just for today as I’m enjoying the break! Cee reblogged a post by citysonnet called Colors and Letters – Photo A Day Challenge. I think some of the photos are closer to the shade than others! 🙂

Met some nice ladies who created these Christmas trees
Bell ornaments from a tree
A book featuring two Scottish contemporary romances and a blanket that I snuggle up with to read the romance 🙂
A beaded wire coaster and the cap of a pot
The ocean waves of an oil painting
Water splashing in the ocean
My sequined jacket normally looks dark cyan, though lighting makes it a different shade
Some of the jewels off my butterfly key chain car decoration
Our Lady of Guadalupe’s robe in oil painting
A cross made of dark cyan stones I saw in a gift shop 
Robe of the statue
Posted in Books, Events, Nature, Photography, Quotes

Black & White Challenge: In Flight

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Mike Hawkey Photography

Seagulls are wondrous creatures as they are flying over the ocean. I love watching them catch my crackers as I throw them up in the air as I’m standing on the pier. As I’m working on this photo challenge, I am thinking of a book one of my professors gave me a book called “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach. It’s a beautiful homily about a seagull learning about how to fly and what it means to fly.

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Posted in Nature

Reflection upon the Waves

There’s always a wave of peace that washes over me as I’m laying in the sand enjoying the views of the ocean. Time moves by so quickly as I stay still. It’s amazing how much can happen as the ocean’s tides change throughout the day. It can be powerful or gentle, calm or tumultuous. Such contradictions spur on the curiosity of the incredible depth the ocean can display.

I want to watch the movie about young adult novel: “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea”: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea | Official Trailer
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#Daily Prompt: Ocean
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/your-daily-word-prompt-ocean-august-3rd-2018/

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