Dilemma

Photo word of the week – Dilemma

Noun – A difficult situation or problem.

In today’s world, we are often faced with a vast array of choices. Where once there was clarity, now there there is endless dilemma. It’s too easy to find ourselves stuck between different options, unable to make a decision. The Dilemma doesn’t come from not knowing what we like, or what we want. It comes from the fear of letting go. Leaving a path. Shutting a door. Choosing something that is not perfect.

But no choice is ever perfect. If we wait for perfection and perfect clarity. We will forever be staring at the sweet counter in front of us.

We must therefore have courage to believe our choice is a good one. Only then can we enjoy what we have chosen.


 

 

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Preposterous

Photo word of the week – Preposterous

Adjective – Contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.

When looking for something preposterous to feature in this week’s post, I came across these benches outside the Southbank Centre in London. These aren’t just normal benches however, they’re ‘Modified Social Benches’. In fact, in some cases, the benches are modified to such an extent that they have become rather unsuitable for sitting on. They are quite preposterous!

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Faith

Photo word of the week – Faith

Noun – Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

Besides from its religious connotations, the word ‘faith’ can imply a degree of certainty in someone or something. This week’s photo, for example, demonstrates the inherent faith that the goat has in its ability to balance and climb. With this faith, the goat can reach food sources not accessible to other animals or find relative safety from predators.


Even with the natural ability do something, faith is still required to turn that ability into reality.

Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

– Norman Vincent Peale


Bonus video – The decent of the baby ibex

Abstract

Photo word of the week – Abstract

Adjective – Relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures.

 

Canary Wharf abstract photo

By removing part of an image from its context, we are left with something that derives meaning not from function, but from form. Whilst it remains part of an external reality, it ceases to represent it. So it becomes abstract.

 

Canary Wharf

Abstract

Passion

Photo word of the week – Passion

Noun – An intense desire or enthusiasm for something.

‘He ate the passion fruit with great passion’

Passion

I have to admit, I found this week’s word particularly difficult to distil into a photo. But I asked myself… whats the most passionate thing I could think of?

Eating a passion fruit passionately of course!

This took quite a few shots to get a photo that was not too… disturbing. So I hate to imagine what anyone should think if they were to see the photos on my phone now.