“Good art shows up in the most unexpected places, and yet it’s all around us,” she says.
She wonders how we spot good photography.
And she gives us an assignment.
- Find five images from five different photographers.
- Blog about what makes those images good.
- Take a good image yourself after being inspired and share it in your post.
Five. Just. Five.
I don’t know what good art is.
I don’t know what good photography is.
I don’t know composition. I don’t know color. I don’t know lighting.
But I do know what stirs my heart. I do know what makes me linger over a photograph.
I do know that I favor the simple and clean over complex and cluttered.
I do know that I favor the extraordinary in the ordinary.
The magic of a captured moment.
And the sacred in the everyday.
A slice of holy.
When I touch the hem of His garment.
I often feel that way when I visit Susan’s place. I love how her photo of ornamental crab separates from a dim reflection and dreamy background. I could gaze at it forever.
A dream becomes reality.
Another extraordinary, catch-your-breath gift in an otherwise ordinary day.
This is a weed. A weed. They grow all over our field. Our burro loved to eat them. Lyla did not take this photo herself, but she posted it (credit on her site) to illustrate the stickiness of the gospel, hanging towels on hooks.
And maybe that’s the mystery. I can’t verbalize why I think these photos are good art. Maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t. I’ll leave that to the experts. All I know is that they make my heart sing.
And maybe that’s enough.
Photos chosen from recent blog posts of members of The High Calling and used with permission for Claire Burge’s photoplay prompt–Spotting Good: A PhotoPlayInvitation