Hard experiences can help a person grow and/or change. Hard experiences move one out of their ensconced belief, a belief of having the one and only truth, to finding out that there are other truths. It takes others to shine a light so that others can see even a glimpse of what is out there beyond their comfortable position.
The song goes, “this little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” I learned this in church, and it has become a song of resistance. I like to think of it as a song of resistance. And actually it was a song of resistance in our church – challenging us to shine a light on sin and stand up for justice.
I once was ensconced
in a religion of fear
someone shone a light
possibilities were seen
another journey began
others saw me turn
away from fear and sadness
no longer entrapped
lonely, yet censorship free
I was ready for new paths
my little flashlight
now shines to light paths ahead
torching the darkness
I am walking to the light
This is week 39, 2020 of the 52Frames.com weekly challenge. We were to use a tripod, and I tried a composite.
Description: Wow. I’ve never done a composite before. It’s hard. I learned a lot of lessons. This is far from perfect but it is good enough.
I used my canon on a tripod and took several shots. I did not focus correctly and Then after failing with many programs, i opened the photos in my iPhone SE and used the Handy Photo app where I was able to cut Jim out and place him in the picture twice. I then after almost not submitting this was able to “heal” a few spots in Snapseed.
Next time I will pay more attention to the placement of the subject.
Following are the photos I used to make the above composite.