Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

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The image above was taken by my roommate, Zoey, at Butterly Wonderland in Arizona. The word “Boundaries” tends to have a negative connotation. When I hear the word “boundaries” I think about several things: relationships, the U.S-Mexico border, concrete fences separating prisoners from a free world. But, “boundaries” can also be a good thing… Sometimes, boundaries protect us from the bad, danger, and from things that aren’t meant to be in our lives.

Miniature cones are placed on the ground next to butterflies who decide to land on the floor. This seemingly simple boundary (orange cone) is placed between a delicate, beautiful creature and humans. However, the orange cone also symbolizes captivity, and the inability for this butterfly to be free.

Sometimes they will make you feel safe, loved, and protected. Sometimes, you will be left yearning for freedom, wanting release. Boundaries, however you interpret them, are engrained in our life experiences. It’s really all about how you look at them, and how you learn to navigate the world of barriers.

Monochromatic Picture

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.”FullSizeRender

The Daily Post challenges people to submit an image everyday, with a different style everyday. Today’s post calls for monochromatic images. Basically, images that incorporate one color. But don’t take this too literal. The color should transcend across the whole image, and shade shifting is highly encouraged. I selected this image from a Cuban restaurant called Habana in the OC. Dark in nature, this image transcends hues of a faint yellow via the candles. Although it isn’t a professional shot, I thought it would be interesting to give it a shot.