I am a rock!

January 25, 2016

A mountain and a rock - what’s the difference?  Answer: size, only.


It doesn’t matter if you are a rock and I am a mountain - we’re all from the same source, made of the same stuff and we all have our own value and contribution to make.


The landscape image shown would not be complete without either the mountain or the rock. 


Both the mountain and the rock have a role to play within the scene:  each carries its own significance, making its own contribution to the overall image and each depends on the other to provide perspective and depth.  If one was missing, the image would, somehow, seem incomplete;  it is the positional relationship of one to the other that leads the viewer’s eye into the scene and creates interest.


We must learn to value (not fear, nor judge) the characteristics and attributes of others that set them apart from us.  After all, in photography, it is the variances such as perspective, tonal range and contrast that give an image its vibrancy and interest.  It is the differences between people that give this world it vibrancy and interest. 


Are you a rock or a mountain? 

(Is the question even relevant?)


"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."


~Maya Angelou


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