Recently, I read a post on Another Song, Another Mile that reminded me of a photo I took in Acadia National Park.
I was there for a photography workshop through Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. Not only were we learning technical skills, but visualization and creativity. A new concept for me was conceptual blending. We were given an assignment based on that concept where we were asked to draw a word from two different envelopes. One word was an action verb and one was a noun.
My words were sleeping and branch. What is a sleeping branch? How would I possibly photograph that concept. Immediately I envisioned photographing a leaf on a branch so that the leaf was curved to look like a hammock. We had until the next day to find our words to photograph.
Later that day we were at Sand Beach and I had been having trouble with my compositions. When this happens, I attach my 50 mm 1.8D lens so that I am forced to move my feet and also if I choose to do something abstract, I can open the lens wide up. I was walking around the beach and I looked down and immediately saw a bed! Yes, a bed, my sleeping branch! Below is the photo, the largest part of the branch is the mattress and the seaweed is a very unique headboard. Do you see it? I guess watching a lot of HGTV helped me “see” this image.
Let me know your thoughts!