Thursday, May 31, 2007

Feeling abstract today

Actually, this photo is not all the abstract. It is really pretty literal. It is what it is, as they say.

I'm not sure what the little squiggly thing is, some sort of bug. But it represents how I feel today. A little twisted, a little out of sorts.

I haven't felt particularly creative the past few days. Sometimes that happens. Then I set aside my projects and focus on work or cleaning house or something else that is very literal and doesn't require me to be creative. The cards will wait. They will be there tomorrow.

Well, work requires me to be creative, just in a different way.

Anyway. Tangent.

The photo: It was taken on the recent Santa Barbara trip. This is on the beach near Vandenburg AFB. It is a very isolated beach, not a lot of traffic. It isn't far from the wine region and it makes a nice break from vineyards and rolling hills and the varying winery architecture.

The squiggly thing was quite small, less than the size of my pinky finger. I loved how it was just sitting there on the sand, making it's own little shadow on the world.

I took several shots, but this was the first and the best.

I had to get down on my stomach to get close enough to see the detail in it. It was so beautiful in its simple way. Just the color, the shape of it against the sand.

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