Marisa D. Aceves. Pineapple Composition: Fire. digital photography. 2015
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The turbulent, translucent surface boils vigorously. Odd shaped bubbles form into glass eyes rushing to gather the color beneath them. The scene is set for all of creation to sample this primordial color soup.
The object above holds particular significance because it was a gift from my sister Kathy. After noticing the shape and texture of the object, she thought I could use it for my photography. I took her advice and photographed two different versions. One of the versions has cool, icy undertones; the other (the one featured above) has a warm fiery color scheme. Different objects that surround us remind us of the elements, nature and the things for which we are familiar. Many people wait their whole lives for “big things” to happen so that they can appreciate them. When the “big things” are few and far between they get gloomy, and depressed. However, I believe that if we learn to see the beauty and fascination in the little things, not only do we develop an “attitude of gratitude”, but we learn to exist “positively”in the present moment. Part of gratefulness is not simply pretending that you are thankful, anyone can do that while still secretly deciding to be miserable. It is seeing the possibilities in the objects, people, plants, animals and situations that you encounter that lifts you out of the complacency and helplessness of these uncertain times.
Have a restful weekend and a great new week!