This was a tough one! Bad luck doesn’t always make for great pictures – or so I thought! Turns out I was wrong. Of course 😛 We have some fantastic pictures on the site…a blend of concepts and techniques that make for fascinating viewing! As always the process of learning continues.
So of course I was thinking about Luck and what it really means. Some people believe Luck is being prepared and ready to seize an opportunity as it arises. Some people, and I must include myself in this category, use it to define events, good and bad, over which we seemingly have no control. Perhaps the lack of control is an illusion? A question of perception? But when I think how minuscule we are, how ruled by circumstance, how reliant on the judgement and skill of others like us, in most situations, then I have to believe in some mechanism or underlying unifying force/aura/energy, call it what you will, that nudges the Universe in any one given direction. Of course our choices have power! They can sway the Universe too, I just feel that ever so often they are acting in conjunction with the ‘Unknown’! Or perhaps that’s just me indulging my dramatic side and my penchant for the mysterious, for Fantasy 😉 Whatever the reason, I do believe. Coz how else can you explain why one person wins the million-dollar life-changing lottery, while others spend millions of dollars on lottery tickets that don’t win them a penny?! I think Luck adds a fun dimension to what might otherwise be a humdrum existence…being prepared all the time is very wise indeed but I’m not sure it’s much fun 😛 Well not for me anyway – I’m much to instinctive to ever be prepared; but I’m prepared at all times to be instinctive 😉
And on that very confusing and rather silly note, lets just get to the pictures shall we? 😀 I know, I know – I ramble…it’s what happens when adult interaction is at the minimum 😛 The first things that I thought of were ‘black cats’ and ‘salt spills’ and in the absence of real, live cats, I decided to practice my photoshop skills and superimpose a stock image of one on to a picture of the Moon I had taken recently. Then in the same vein, I added some text to my picture of spilled salt which I had carefully arranged to spell Luck. Although I liked the way they turned out, none of them seemed right. Then I thought of the Snakes & Ladders game that is a current favourite with Junior and since Luck and games are so closely linked in our psyches, I decided to go with that. I used my Macro lens (it has become quite a favourite of mine even when I’m not actually shooting Macro), and clicked away! I quite liked the result. Let me know what you think, will ya? 😀
And here is the picture I took for the Challenge…
Here’s to a Lucky Weekend People!
May the Luck of the Draw be always in your favour 🙂
2 thoughts on “Take52 Challenge: Week 11 – Unlucky”
There’s certainly an element of luck in life; sometimes it makes things interesting and sometimes, well, it just makes things different or difficult. I often find myself grateful that I was lucky to be born in this safe country when others are born into much rougher places. I have not, however, found myself a lucky lotto winner. Maybe because I don’t play? 😉
Love your humor with the cat/moon and the bad luck salt, but I really love the dice – especially in black and white. I do so love color, and that red is brilliant, but that black and white one is just spectacular. The errant markings on the “1” side makes it look like a smiley face, which just drives the whole luck thing home!
Neither have I Heather! I have the lousiest of luck at games and I’ve never bothered much with the Lottery for that reason 😛
I’m so glad you liked the B&W coz that’s my favourite too! I was very undecided on which one to post for the Challenge but settled for the colour coz I thought it would add another dimension to an essential simple picture. Thanks for pointing out the smiley face! Even subconsciously – Luck seems to be having the last laugh eh?! 😉
Am off to Goa on Monday for the week for Junior’s spring break, so I may not be online much (although – no promises :P). You have a great weekend and a good week ahead! Drag in that procrastinating Spring by her horns 😉
Happy Weekend 🙂