I found this photo that I had saved as a draft for my blog. I considered posting it as what I thought fear might look like. It's one of the stairwells from the DeWitt building that I was photographing last year when I went to Ithaca for my allergy treatments. I messed around with Lightroom's brush feature, which was new at the time, to create the preceived fear energy. I was thinking it might be interesting to try to create a series of images solely based on expressing emotions. Then, it seemed a little wacky, a little too dramatic, or cinematic, so I abandoned the idea.
Anyway, looking back on the DeWitt building series, I am so glad I did them. I particularly like B&W images of looking up and down the same staircase, "Stairs" and "Looking Up." And, I also like the color image, "Leaning Towards the Light."
I am missing having a photography project in the works. So, I think I am ready to pick up my camera again.
I actually think I am nearing the end of "the list", i.e, the projects that have been emotionally keeping me from moving forward. I just have the "durn" oil cans painting to finish. "Durn" is a word that my mother-in-law uses when she is particularly frustrated with something. So, it has become the "durn" oil cans painting for me. I can't tell you how many times I have re-worked that thing. But, now that the frame has arrived, I am going to give it one more effort, a last hurrah, and then frame it and post it.
I am ready to move forward.