Anatidaephobia – Fear of Being Watched by A Duck
Thanks to Amazon I was able to get 71 ducks for $15US to help me break my fear. I know it's weird, but they do have beady eyes. I had considered very serious topics like death of spouse, losing my mind, or global nuclear war. But my good friend, Jonathan Mauer encouraged me to take a lighter approach. A little research yielded lots of options.
For the record: I'm not really afraid of ducks.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt Heights, Spiders, Darkness, Clowns, Roller coasters, Cooking a soufflé. What are you afraid of? Some things make us uncomfortable and some things are downright scary. Being in 52Frames is scary for some of us - putting our (iimperfect!) work out there for people to see, critique, and associate with us. This week, we’re asking you to think of something you would be willing to do that might make you uncomfortable or is a fear you want to face. Heck, maybe cleaning out that garage is a fear - that might be an interesting photo! This should be a FUN exercise. See where your imagination takes you. Maybe it’s not a fear out in the world, but a fear within photography. Some of us are pretty afraid of taking pictures of strangers, for instance, so that might be a great way to meet the challenge AND accomplish the EC (what we like to think of as an extra challenge). From starting a new class, going to the dentist, taking up a new hobby, embracing fear is all around us, and often is the springboard to affecting change in our lives, and starting something great.