Keepers of the Peace
On Friday, August 26, my son graduated from the Air Force Flight school and earned the designation of 'pilot' and his wings. This is the bookend to my 2020 photo for symmetry: https://52frames.com/albums/2020/week-21-symmetry/photo/1069, when he was graduated from college and commissioned a 2nd Lt. He and the 25 other graduates of his class will now train on specific aircraft before entering active duty as an elite group of pilots who guide our nation's defense and transport our nation's generosity and assistance world-wide.
Through the hustle and bustle or the humdrum everyday lives we lead and see around us, we come across small moments in time that make us stop, take a deep breath and slow down. We'd like to see you capture a moment of Peace ☮ this week. Have a little think about any places or scenes that calm you down or center you - a tranquil lake setting, a walk through a wooded path with a close one or something close to home like your grandpa taking his afternoon siesta. It's all about the image evoking a feeling of serenity, calm and tranquility. Think about things that calm you or a loved one - fishing, horseback riding, working in your woodshop, painting a Sunday scene - we could go on and on... Your idea doesn't necessarily need to be minimalistic either, all that matters is whether the viewer understands the point of view and story your photo ought to be showing. How you shoot this will be up to you - whether you'd like a wide expansive view of your subject or go close in for a long, detailed look. The lighting and overall color tone of the scene will be important too, so please spare a thought for those aspects too. There are tons of places, people and scenes that can convey this purest of emotions; so as we usually say, take a few deep breaths, center yourself and take your shot.