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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Strauss Louw.

Free Spirit. I chose this as the topic for this week’s photo challenge as it lends itself to so many possibilities for subject matter and composition. I work exclusively with film and believe this element is quite important concerning a theme such as the free spirit, as it allows for more experimentation and creative exploration due to how film reacts differently to light than a digital sensor would. To capture this idea of the free spirit, I would suggest breaking some rules. Sometimes it is necessary to overexpose a frame slightly and point the lens to the sun for a bit of glare to capture that sense of a different, free, moving reality.

And I had just a photo like that:

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But I want to share one more image with you. On the next photo, the little girl appears to be surreal, not entirely of this world. Perhaps she dropped in from another dimension…


spirit child, run free

stir light echoes of laughter

where wild flowers grow


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There are many free spirits in this world. Get to know them at the The Daily Post.


Caretaker of males, both human and feline. No lady, but all woman. Avid reader and photographer. Determined to find writing time during busy days. And nights if needed. Because I need you to meet the wonderful people who are living in my mind.

31 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

  1. Both of these are lovely. The first is amazing in its fit of the description suggested by the author of the WP post. And the second is special in so many ways. That little girl is darling. Very good capture.


    1. Thank you, Jane. You never know exactly what will show up on a photo, right? And I love digital cameras: you can take pictures without worrying about the film getting used up – yes, I’m from that generation 😉


    1. Thanks! I wished I could just take photos of children, but am afraid that I would be attacked by their parents 😉 When I meet dog owners I always ask if I can take pictures of their pet. And mostly they are proud and allow it.


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