This week’s Daily Post Discover Challenge asks us to go against the grain, which for me – can be rather easy. I don’t know why, but I do enjoy trying to see things in a different light. It makes life interesting! Specifically, The Daily Post Challenge said: “Take a photo of something most folks find boring or unattractive, and show us its unappreciated beauty.” Wow, talk about timing! I’ve been working on this just recently 🙂
A few weeks ago, we bought a small digital microscope for a Science Fair Project. As is with all things that enter this house – they can be a source of inspiration. Since the moment we met, I have enjoyed using it to see a different view. It is not to say that this microscope is in any way accurate, it isn’t. It only has a magnification of 250 I believe. However, it is not always the power with which you do something, but instead – the sensitivity.
So this week, I enjoin you to see scissors with a different view. Pretty things, they may not be – but they definitely can be seen from a different angle. To give you an idea of my original subject for the images, see the photo below. I only used three pair of specialty scissors and one piece of paper. The rest was just my chosen view.
Usually when I do these photos, I keep some of them in their original form and others I try to see how they can be altered with photo editing software. I guess this is my attempt to reach out to that artist within myself that quivers at the thought of holding a paintbrush or an artist’s pencil. I absolutely love to create something new, and this is one of the ways I am learning how… All I can hope, is that I can still continue to find new ways to see.
These are the two edited photos, mostly focusing on the paper itself (where I cut it).
The Last Kiss
The Gilded Edge
The remaining photographs were unedited. The only difference (from normal scissors) was that I chose to blur the photograph to emphasize some lines or yet others. Sometimes I stayed focused and other times, I just enjoyed getting lost in the blur. I guess I take advantage of the fact that the digital microscope is not as accurate. I hope you can agree with me that either way, there is beauty to be found even in something as simple as paper and scissors…
It Cuts Deep
Lost in the Shadows
The Lines Have Blurred
Gray at the Edges
Where Two Lines Meet
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to see my view!
(c) 2016 Sumyanna