Power of suggestion
Look at an image by itself*, then hear or read a word. Does it change how you see, think of or feel the picture? How you think of or feel the word?
Read a word by itself, then attach an image. Does it change anything?
When a weekly photo challenge suggests a prompting word or concept, I notice how it alters the way I see my surroundings during that week. The way I composed this shot, for example, was likely influenced by the prompt word contrasts. If the word had been something else, would I have photographed this scene? Would I have even noticed it?
When you look at this picture, what examples of contrast come to mind? **
Considering the power of suggestion, I can only hope that you surround yourself, as often as possible, with the kind of words and images that brighten and enrich your day.
*Do we ever really see an image “by itself”?
What happens in the mind when a word and image contrast?
**Here are a few contrasts I was able to name: immovable, flexible . . . man made, nature made . . . fixed, growing.