Consider Emotions in Photos (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 1/16/2020)

Over at the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge, Patti’s challenge today is to share photos the convey emotion.

Priorhouse take on this theme maybe called moody and emotional photos.

All photos are from last year (2020) and I guess connect to this month of reflecting.

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1) Sometimes rain evokes a delightful mood

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2) Sometimes emotions can flood in – and it is not always bad – it can be good to feel – but does not always need to be acted upon – we learn to understand emotions and put feeling sin check to use wisdom and proceed with care 
3) Sometimes a short walk is just we need to boost the mood – remember that walking can release physical stress from the body and emotions are so connected to the physical condition. Get out there and take short or long walks.
4) Sometimes emotions feel like this, eh? Maybe the emotional state is rigid and cold?  I could have edited this photo to enrich the fence color or highlight certain parts – but the somewhat washed-out feeling added to how we sometimes feel “blah” – and maybe fenced in?

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chairs stacked on patio
5) Normally the mood of this photo would be different – but with the pandemic – this meant closed for business – the mood of 2020 – rousing different emotions at different times – linked to pull up a seat

 

6) Sometimes we find our groove and thrive. Energy, contentment, and joy light up and we feel alive.

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7) Sometimes solitude is the gift that helps us restore and find balance. The emotion here also reminds me that we need to separate our money from our life and our life from our money. If you cannot find contentment – not amount of money is going to buy that for you. 
8) We all have different innate wiring and so our emotional states can connect to that. Let’s find what we need to thrive, 

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9) Did you think I was going to leave you thirsty? No way. Here is a small mocha to go – and let us all remember that sometimes the right beverage (or food item) is a mood booster.  For example, when reading Amy Tan stories we would sometimes put out tea and snacks called “dim sums.” When we had family talks, we would put Kielbasa (Polish sausage) slices on a plate with toothpicks and other snacks. Or while teaching multi-cultural lessons there would be a crockpot of something bubblin’ up and emitting aroma into the room. Offering small refreshments can be there for the taking and can truly enrich human emotions.

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Thanks so much for your visit today.

Do you have a photo that you liked or disliked today?

Any suggestions for food or drinks you use to enrich a mood?

Care to join in with the Lens-Artists?

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42 thoughts on “Consider Emotions in Photos (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 1/16/2020)

  1. That mocha sounds wonderful, Yvette. I just made one this morning. I like the shot of the man on the beach. Does he have a metal detector? Rain here would bring the emotion of delight to everyone in the area but even though there are three or four upcoming days with the chance of rain but only thirty some to forty some percent chance. 😦

    janet

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    1. Janet- hope You all get some rain and enough to make a difference –
      The weather has been frigid here and no snow –
      At least some pretty white snow would make it more enjoyable – but not complaining too much because snow has some miserable side to it as well.

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  2. I think the photo of the blue light graph in the storefront is perfect for emotions. Sometimes they go up, other times down. Just like us up, down, down , up UP, Down UP! I enjoyed all the photos but that one was a graphic depiction of the emotional movements of life.

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    1. Thanks Anne – that might be a reader favorite right now – and I like how you noted the down and up variation- whew – so true for us humans !!
      And for some humans more than others –
      😉

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  3. Such a great post! I enjoyed all your photos and thoughts for each and I was drawn to number seven. A bit of solitude is definitely welcome, and can restore balance. The thoughts on money too ~ right on point! ❤️ Thank you for the mocha too, my favorite Starbucks coffee is a Cafe Mocha! Have a wonderful weekend! 🤠❤️

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    1. Hello – thanks for sharing your too pic – and this is why sometimes I number them – well it looks like 6 and 7 are the two favs this week
      And cheers to finding drinks we love / they sure can be a boost and add enrichment
      ☕️☕️☀️

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  4. The piled up chairs are very 2020. During this year several spots that used to be indoor, or mostly indoor dining have added outdoor areas. I rather liked the look of the wooden ones in your first picture.

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    1. Hi – yes – I think outdoor seating rescued some businesses from going under – but my heart goes out to the folks in New York City – other cold winter areas who have the weather to combat and outdoor seating is tough in winter

      And those first chairs – a two inch palmetto bug jumped on me while sitting there (did not notice til back inside – !!) one night and so I avoided them for the rest of the week we were there !

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      1. Around here there is a long season when outdoor seating isn’t a great idea, not so much cold as wet. We get take out from our favorite place about every two weeks, we only used to go there about once a month, but we figure they can use the business. Really hope they make it.

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  5. What a wise and wonderful post, Yvette. I especially love your advice about walking. Very true. It helps to balance our moods. Your shot at the beach is my favorite here. The details in the sand and sky really capture our interest. The image evokes a very peaceful mood. And the small mocha looks very inviting. My mouth is watering!

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    1. Patti – thanks for sharing your favorite – the guy in the beach photo was making holes for the umbrellas – he was working and I have a handful of photos of him (super nice and posed for a couple as well)
      And I dismissed walking for too many years and finally got on board with how helpful and wonderful it is for human health!
      Cheers to all of us who get more walking in

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  6. Great points. I also found that sometimes our mind closes off everything even things that lift your mood one way or the other no longer have any effect. Our mind is so complex… but you are right that good or bad emotions you do not have to act on it… but our habit sometimes too quick …

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  7. Well yvette, this one was right up your alley! Lovely exploration of feelings, moods and influencers over both. I especially liked the blue lights on the shop window – and agree with your thoughts on food as well!

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    1. Hi Tina – I almost did all street shots of people but wanted to change it up
      And those blue lights were taken at the guitar hotel
      In Florida – I will try to post about it in February – hope your weekend is going well

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  8. What a creative take on this emotion theme! I love your images and your reasons for your selections. I’m drawn to the walking photo because I’ve been trying to increase my steps daily just to keep my sanity while being quarantined.
    A great post!

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  9. Some wise words from you Yvette – I liked the mocha the best because I’m a little cold right now, but a close second is the fern with the bright-colored flowers in the background as it reminds me of Summer.

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