Tess sends us the next “Love” challenge, so let me share with you what she wrote…
“The first time this love challenge was out, I got something in my mind right away…my dogs, my love. Easy challenge right? Love. As usual I was WRONG. Well I have three huge doggies. I bought some roses, and tried different ways to arrange them with both the flower and at least a dog on a picture but was not satisfied with the result. I tried putting a flower in the mouth of my broad-headed Labrador Hunter (he is the most calm one) but he ended up ripping the beautiful flower. Grrrr!
I gave up the dog idea and tried different subjects from flowers, to mirrors, to sunsets, and to silhouettes but end up frustrated. This is probably the challenge that I had the highest number of pictures and subjects.
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I and our three doggies went to San Antonio. When we looked around for places to visit, we stumbled upon the advertisement about “Aphrodite” the goddess of Love exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Arts. This exhibit was all about Aphrodite but they just borrowed the exhibit from the Boston Museum of Arts. I was so excited because this is the ultimate “Love” subject. When we were at the door of the special Aphrodite exhibit, the guard told us “no cameras allowed inside”. What? Oh no! This adds up to another frustration.
One day last week, I was thinking of Self Portrait Photography. Huh? Why not? I went back to the flower idea, bought a cheap red lipstick and nail polish, painted my nails and lips then explored Self Portrait Photography. This is even more difficult. I have gotten into a big trouble. SPP is so difficult due to many factors like uncentered pictures, wrong DOF, unfocused, under or over exposed and so many more. I did not give up, tried different positions and end up with this picture.”
“Do not give up… discover, unearth, explore, and REVEAL.”