PARALLELS - October

Do you ever finish a project and look at it and just think "well that turned out to be a load of crap"?

That's the reaction I'm feeling this month about our theme Movement.  When Laura and I selected this theme, it felt like a cake walk.  I have boys.  Boys who move.  I have a dog.  Who moves.  My life consists of rushing from one place to the next.  Constant motion.  So much opportunity!

Maybe it was feeling the imbalance of work and life this month, but somewhere along the way, I forgot that this project was, in part, about trying new things and pushing myself creatively because I ended up focusing on freezing movement and forgot to try all the other cool things you can do (slow shutter speed anyone???).  And while I'm not loving my collection of images this month, it does serve as a great reminder that you're going to fail, you're going to hit the mark 8 times out of 10 but those 2 things you missed might really matter to the message you're trying to convey in the image, and you WILL press on.  And that's the beauty of having a creative side and outlet...you can always try again.  And should.  So I guess in the end I can't be mad.  I can just accept it is what it is and move on.

And with that introduction, LOL, here are October's images! I'm going to wonder over to Laura's page to see how she captured her month next - you should too!