Looking through photos I’ve taken lately, I’ve noticed twos. Not really pairs, like shoes or gloves, but instead two of something finding their way to a prominent position in the photo like these two bike riders pedaling along the beach.
And as I stood along the edge of the lily pond at our local botanical garden a few days ago, I noticed a turtle swimming toward me. And as I continued to watch, there were two. They swam along snapping up small fish, slipping around and under the lily pads.
The water lily blossoms also appeared in twos for me, a riot of color atop the brilliant green of the lily pads.
Out in the school garden students were invited to reflect on their experiences in the garden during the school year (it’s our garden teacher’s last week). It was such fun to watch them settle in, perched on stumps, leaning on the fence under the sunflowers, garden boxes serving as writing desks…and I caught these two surrounded by the colorful, fragrant sweet peas as they took time to reflect and write.
Somehow my photo of the flax also focused on two blossoms. I love the color of these red blooms!
And even as the petals fall off the sunflowers, they remain interesting and somehow beautiful as they go to seed. I noticed that this one has two petals still hanging on.
So where are twos popping up for you? Are you noticing traditional pairs and couples or unusual combinations? Are they people, animals, plants, man-made items?
You can post your photo alone or along with some words: commentary, a story, a poem…maybe even a song! I love to study the photographs that others’ take and think about how I can use a technique, an angle, or their inspiration to try something new in my own photography. (I love a great mentor text…or mentor photo, in this case!)
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So, start looking for two and share what you find through your lens with the rest of us!