Seashell on Mars

Photo-A-Day #1839

Tonight I got caught up in some things around the house and didn’t make it outside to get a photo so I looked around the house. I found Allison’s bowl filled with seashells. I love the close up details on a seashell and at the same time needed to find a place to shoot the shell. I settled on the rug in the bedroom because I pictured seeing this seashell on the surface of Mars.

Every once in a while you have to take a step back and look at the things around you. Then you turn them on their heads, you pull a 180, you pinwheel. Sometimes looking at the usual situation in an unusual way can change your perspective. I think my major problem in the creativity department (and I mean becoming creative to follow my passions and earn a living from that) is that I just can’t see how my talents can be used to make a sustainable living for my family outside of a traditional job environment. I’ve read books on the subject like Crush It and Career Renegade and I even have a coach but I am still not getting it. There is some mental block I have that I am using to prevent myself from taking that leap.

Photo Information

Date Taken: Apr 21, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/3sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal Length: 250mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Aperture
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

My blog appears to be having some problems tonight. I don’t know what the reason is but I will just post and try and figure things out.

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2 thoughts on “Seashell on Mars”

  1. Don’t deny yourself the idea that you do great photography that many people obviously enjoy checking out. You’d be amazed how many prints of things like seashells sell as posters or gift card images. Just think of all the furniture stores that have those kinds on displays to make model rooms feel homey.
    Good luck.

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