Being My Selfie

Just Being My Selfie

Being My Selfie

This is called being my selfie,

In it I capture what you see,

When I stage my own photo shoot.


 Hope it’s not too self-indulgent,

 To revel in my element,

On such a self-centered pursuit.


The camera’s held at arm’s length,

Looking casual is my strength,

I strike the pose, hey ain’t I cute.


Another Nove Otto poetry form.

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A Feline Alone

Photography 101, Day 5: Capture a snapshot that conveys the state of being alone. As you frame your shot, apply the tried-and-true Rule of Thirds, which is a great introductory lesson in composition. Divide your shot into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, so you get nine parts. Place your subject at the intersections of these lines, or along them. 


Anchored in Bedwell Bay, BC

Thoughts find themselves in solitude,

And flourish in the quietude,

Over a sea of calm they float.

From the brow I stare and ponder,

What adventures lie out yonder,

Somewhere On coastal shores remote.

Finding bays in isolation,

By celestial navigation,

My journey will travel by boat.


For November we are trying the Nove Otto poetry form. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar and retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine“) when January and February were added. The Nove Otto poetry form was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is a nine-lined poem with 8 syllables per line (isosyllabic). The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. At first thought, it may seem like it would be easy to shoot an engaging minimalist photograph, when indeed it can often be the opposite. A minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but “plain”.