There comes a point where your life/emotions/beliefs bleed over into your art. If you are a painter, the emotion may determine your colors, subjects, techniques and styles. If you a musician, your lyrics, harmonies, and styles will project that as well. This was probably where I was the least competent as a musician. I consciously "held back" any emotion when I was playing because I was afraid it would make me too vulnerable.
Recent events, and potential future events, though, have started effecting my photography -- what I like, the look I go for in post, what I emulate, etc.
This image is one of those. When I saw the church and the tree, it resonated with me. Then, as I processed it, I realized that the shot describes how I feel right now. I can't verbalize it, but this shot is a personification of me at this point in time. Whether or not it "reaches" anyone else in the world right now is irrelevant. It is me, and I want to share.
This is, btw, a color shot. It has not been converted to bw.
I have unsubmitted, resubmitted and keep coming back to this one even though I know it will score poorly. I'm in the FSM, so I needed to try and actually score well, BUT I felt like such a sell-out taking it out of the challenge with all the bruhahahas in the forums.
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