Fallen Phalaenopsis Orchids Exemplify Shifting Perspectives – Picture to Ponder – v7-issue25

by Sheila Finkelstein on June 23, 2011

Today’s Picture to Ponder will be brief. I am on an extra-tight schedule and yet feel the commitment to get out the weekly issue of Picture to Ponder. Have a great and inspiring weekend.

Today’s Picture to Ponder Photos –

decayed phalaenopsis

phalaenopsis iPhoto blur

phaelanopsis - blur rotated

phalaenopsis decayed flower

Walking out onto my patio recently, I discovered two of the three flowers on my phalenopsis orchid plant had dropped onto the table (picture 4). Intrigued by the delicate colors and shapes that had remained, I went for my iPhone camera, the most convenient.

I used one of the photo apps on the second and third images – same photo rotated 180 degrees.

I invite you to spend a moment, more or less, with both the second and third photos. Do you see or feel a difference between the two of them? For me the first of the two has an angelic quality. The “face” on the second feels quite prominent.

Self-Reflecting Queries
Once again, in today’s photos, we have an example of how dramatically things can sometimes shift simply by looking at them from different perspectives.

Is there anything in your life now to which you can apply an “upside-down” view?

When considering this, is there really a “right-side up” to that person or situation? Or, have you simply seen another way you can view them or it?

As always, have fun, and please share in the COMMENTS below what comes up for you.



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Jan June 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Shiela, I love the floral images, blurred. Impressive. What App did you use to get your name on the photo. Thank you for all your personal musings about the orchid petals on your patio. Makes it more interesting.

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Sheila Finkelstein June 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Thanks, Jan. I did not use an app for my signature. I bring any photos I use into Photoshop Elements for resizing and signature. I’ve been using this for years. Some people use Piknik and there are other programs. on the iPhone PictureShow has a Text option and I’m sure there are others. Continued fun with your iPhone photos.

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