Week 4: Intentions | 2018 Project 52

The last three weeks have been AWESOME. I’ve been very happy with my own photographs, I’ve loved seeing what everyone’s added to our 2018P52 Flickr group… I was bound to lose my momentum though. Gah.

I had ZERO ideas. OK, that’s a lie. I had ideas. But there were all uninspiring and nothing turned out the way I wanted it to and I eventually ran out of time. Not how I like to spend my week, but here I am trying to work with what I’ve got. But at least what I’ve got is a 2018 goal for myself.

yoga intentions

Settings: f/4.0, 1/125 sec, 35mm, ISO 640
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF35mm f/1.4L USM

Yoga. I actually started practicing at home back in November 2017 and I fell in love with it. I found some YouTube videos I really liked, I had the guided help from a friend that started a beginner program and a pose library… and it’s been great. I intend to keep up with my at-home practice throughout the year and next month I want to go to a class. (I don’t think that will be a habit though. I really like doing it alone at home.) Even in two months I’ve surprised myself how much change I’ve seen. I’m stronger, I feel calmer and more balanced through the day, my posture is better… all from stretching and not breaking a sweat. I’m better at meditating now, I find myself taking small breaks throughout the day to stretch and release… yoga is awesome for me.

A few weeks ago I stuck a side plank. I was SO surprised (and excited!), that I called my husband into the room to see me because I couldn’t even figure out how to move into the pose the week before. My side plank is far from perfect; my body isn’t straight, the front of my core is a little too forward, my right arm is over-extended to help me balance, but by golly I can get myself up there! And it felt great. So I tried it again for my picture. I chose this one because of my smile – that is actual joy of finding this strength and making it happen. And all that messy yoga hair. ;)

Week 5: Winter
due 01.31.18

A suggestion from my friends at the office that are playing along, we’re going to visit the seasons throughout this year. With it being cold in the Northern hemisphere in January, we’re going to start with winter. So wherever you are, photograph what winter looks like for you. Venture outside, stay inside, get cozy, make us jealous of warmer weather… whatever the winter season means to you. Explore your perspective, play with light and shoot with your heart.

Also, I’m likely going to miss my blog post next week due to travel, so Week 6 will also be posted in the 2018 P52 Flickr group discussions. Thank you for understanding!

Last week’s photo: Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) #2018P52

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