#Reverb14 | Prompt for December 16
1000 Words: There’s the old saying that a photo is worth 1,000 words. Give us a photo with that impact that sums up some significant event of your 2014, or give us 1,000 words about a pivotal moment in 2014.
The course completely changed me.
This photo is the first photo I took for the project. It isn’t the best photograph. (You can see the full collection here.)
But it was the first photograph.
The first time I propped my camera up against a rock, set the timer, and ran out into a field to get grounded before the shutter released.
This is the moment that I started to allow myself to take up space. To park my car for two minutes in a spot that might not have been exactly legal. To not apologize for putting my phone in awkward spots and taking pictures of me. To ask Nathan for help if I couldn’t get it set up just right. To be in the way. To be a little inconvenient. To take the time I needed to get the composition just the way I wanted it. To recognize that sometimes the most beautiful photograph was not the one with the most perfect expression of the pose.
This moment. In this field that I drive by most days. This is when I started taking up space. And it is beautiful.
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