Learning To See: A Solstice

This week the challenge is all about the season.

The Goal:

The turning of the seasons, it happens four times during the year. Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Fall Equinox. Winter Solstice falls on a Monday this year, this Monday, the today of this post.

For those of us in the North, above the equator, this is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the South, below the equator, today marks the opposite – the South’s Summer Solstice.

Solstices mark the time of the turning, when new beginnings can be found, when night turns into day, or day into night. In the North, we celebrate this time with light festivals, to mark the coming longer days, with meditation on what we want from the New Year. The Winter Solstice leads into the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year. It is a time for quiet reflections.

Your challenge this week is to mark this day, this time of new beginnings, of hope for the future, the turning of the tide. Use this challenge in any way that seems to fit for you – self-portraits, portraits, out the window, still-lifes, abstraction …

Read through the Learning To See description to make sure you get why and how you are doing the challenge. Make sure that the composition of your images are 100% about the challenge.

Always experiment with variations on the weekly theme within the subjects of the challenge – composition, contrast, shape, texture, colors, light, shadow, perspective, framing …

If you have questions about this challenge, post them on the comments below and they will be answered there.

Post links to your 36-images in the comments below!

Kimberly Kradel

Artist, Writer, Photographer. Publisher of ARTIST-AT-LARGE.

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