Today, let a familiar shape inspire you.

With 2016 officially here, we face forward to take on what’s next. It’s a time of endings and beginnings, so I wanted a broad theme that could be simple, fun, and festive, but also complex and introspective. And so, circle it is.

My interpretation of circle is this fisheye selfie from Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River bends around Glen Canyon in Arizona, 1,000 feet below:

Taken with an olloclip fisheye lens on an iPhone 5s.

I love this photograph because it reminds me of a fantastic road trip (and why I love traveling in general), but also makes me think deeper: about all of the beauty in this world, my own mortality, and time and timelessness (and how long it takes for nature to create such awe-inspiring landscapes).

With this theme, you may go literal, and look for things around you with perfectly round shapes: your wedding ring, the bubbles your daughter blows, the curvy sculptures at your local museum, or the glittery sphere that falls during a New Year’s Eve countdown. Or, you might consider what this familiar shape represents: the cycle of life and death, infinity, perfection, and more.

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    1. Your “Airport Gloom” photo — Poignant.
      inspired by your black-&-white’s, i used grays & accents

      shot the other day, a day before New Year’s Eve, on the eastern slope of the Santa Monica Mountains, facing the Griffith Observatory, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California: J playing the flute before the interstellar dome — an Ode to Interplanetary Wonder at:

      Happy New Year!


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  2. The floral clock located in West Princes Street Gardens is one of Edinburgh’s main attractions. It’s a working clock designed with up to 40,000 plants. Since 1903, it has been used to reflect a different theme each summer.

    Last year, the Scotland capital was celebrating its 10th year anniversary as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. The clock was thus set up to commemorate the event.

    It was a lovely sight to behold, but I stayed there just long enough to take the picture. As a tourist, I didn’t have all the time in the world. As Sam Levinson said, “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”


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