This is a photograph of glass beads that sit in a bowl in my office. I love this photograph as is, but look what a little photo editing can do:
This is the same photograph, but it has been 'embossed' and 'kaleidoscoped'. It is so easy to do it feels like a 'cheat' - but you do have to find the right photograph to work with. I tried it with other images and did not produce as sweet a result as this. Well ... I am delighted by it ...
Editing photographs makes me think of how we deal with our problems and concerns:
Are we creative?
Do we try to see other perspectives?
Do we approach the concern from different angles?
Do we shake things up?
Do we reconfigure the way we have mentally constructed the issue?
Or do we always approach our problems at the same level at which they occur?
Why not shift an issue around the same way a kaleidoscope reconfigures all the little pieces of glass?
Perhaps a new angle or perspective will allow a beautiful opportunity,
hidden in the perceived problem or concern, to emerge.
It's all about perspective ...
How can you look at a problem today with fresh eyes
and find order, symmetry and beauty where you thought there was none?