Posted in Photos, Wisdom

One Shot; Two Ways

Wish I understood the tricks of photography better.

The First Way
The First Way
The Second Way
The Second Way

As in all things in life, how we view these two photos makes a difference.

The first shot, from above, shows a tomato on a platter. The details of the platter are more noticeable for some reason, and the colors are truer to life.

The second just seems to have more character. It seems to tell a story, reminds of a setting sun behind a red-sailed boat, in a fiery lake of shimmering water.

I hope everyone who watches my life is looking at the sunny, shimmering view, and not examining from above. . . .



Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

5 thoughts on “One Shot; Two Ways

  1. I could give you an artist’s analysis about the two shots, but you’ve done an emotional impact analysis and come to the same conclusion. Which confirms what an art instructor told me years ago: that all of us can “read” art because we respond emotionally to it. She had us do an exercise of drawing “emotions” in unlabeled squares and then posting them for the entire group. It was amazing to see the variety and yet we had no trouble telling “happy” from “fear” or “anger.”

    1. Thanks so much for this kind comment, Amy, and WELCOME to Home’s Cool! 🙂
      I love art. Love making it, photographing it, and trying to figure it out. I am totally, completely, an amateur, but love it still the same.
      Hope you come back, sometime, and look around some more. 🙂

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