Captured in Conch
This conch shell has been in my family since before I was born. My mom found it sometime in the early 1950's. I marvel at its uniqueness. Never before or ever again will there be one exactly like it. It is like looking up at tree from a hammock and considering that every branch, every twist of a twig, every leaf, is universally distinct. And we are as well. We are created in the image of God, unique, distinct, complex. How will you bring your spectacular combination of unique talents to this world that needs so much help?
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There are millions of minute details that constantly come together to make up the background of our lives. The soft curls of a baby's hair, a shy smile from a stranger you pass on the street, the colored sprinkles on a doughnut, or the elegant cut of a designer handbag. Your task this week is not only to hunt for those often overlooked details, but also to photograph them in such a way that the viewer can appreciate their beauty. A detail can be revealed in a macro shot, or by placing your detailed subject in front of a neutral background. Or fill your entire frame with your detail. You could also choose your background in order to connect with your detail. For example, a bride holding a flower bouquet or a parent tying a toddler's shoelaces providing more context. Consider also accentuating something specific about the detail such its textures, colors, the way it contrasts with the background or by framing the detail in an interesting way.