28 January 2012

Mundane (28/366)

Winter afternoon, Magdalena, NM, Jan. 2012
I'm linking up with Third Eye for Saturday Sareenity; today's photo definitely needed to show serenity because the day started off chaotically, both at home and in my head. Nothing major, just drama with my boy child, and I woke up feeling gloomy and out of sorts so nothing really seemed right today.

My photo mojo is also low these days; I submitted some pieces (several of the descanso images) to a small local show and received a tepid response: "the photos are pretty basic... easily accessible locations... not technically difficult..." Now every time I pick up the camera I think, oh, more pedestrian, mundane shots, no one wants to see these. No, I don't take criticism well, at least not that kind. They did accept three shots, but today I decided to withdraw because, really, who wants to show to a less-than-enthusiastic reception?

So I'll go back to photographing my world just for myself and forget about the Art Scene. Today's shot is about as mundane as they come, and actually I like that. Beauty isn't exotic or inaccessible or difficult; it is all around us for the taking if we can just see it. Head over to Third Eye to see some other beautiful photos -- I love these virtual gatherings.

Saturday Sareenity


Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love your photo, the comfortable familiarity of home, warmth and safety.
Don't take words of critics to heart, take photos because you want to. Love your conclusion "Beauty isn't exotic or inaccessible or difficult; it is all around us for the taking if we can just see it". Photos taken from the heart are more meaningful than any others.

Rohit Sareen said...

simple yet sweet shot Anna! i like how the light falls on the coats. hope to see you get back with ur cam soon :)

and thank you for contributing to Saturday Sareenity.

Aiketa said...

Beautiful picture! I love the light.

Visiting from Saturday Sareenity.

Nadege, said...

Don't it to hear, keep taking photos that makes you happy.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo.

Regards and best wishes

Skye said...

Create for your self first... if others like it as well, than that's good.. but you have to like it first :) That's true for anything you do, whether it's photography or jewelry making ;) And hopefully you'll continue to share your photos with us because those are NOT 'easily accessible locations' to the rest of the world ;)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot.

A late visit from Saturday Sareenity, hope you can still visit my Bridge View entry.

Connie Smiley said...

This is lovely; anything but mundane, it's a beautiful slice of life. What do those judges know, anyway?