Friday, May 23, 2008

Day 144 - Friday 23rd May

“Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.” – Anonymous

This is something I am not very good at. If I am out and about and see someone that I know, but not really well, I nearly always look the other way. I will never go up and say hello to them as I have this fear that they will not recognise me and I will look an idiot. So I find it easier to walk away quickly and hope that they didn’t recognise me.
This always leaves me feeling really bad as I wonder whether they did recognise me and then think that I am rude for not saying hello. Silly I know but no matter how hard I try, I cannot stop doing this and I hate the feeling it gives me afterwards.

Photography prompt 4

Bokeh (from the Japanese boke ボケ, "blur") is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens.[1] Different lens bokeh produces different aesthetic qualities in out-of-focus backgrounds, which are often used to reduce distractions and emphasize the primary subject.
Here is mine. I used my Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens. They are all flowers from our garden




7 comments:

Beejay said...

Oh dear Claire. Mind you I was probably the same. You could always go and say Hello - its Claire - we met at such and such. Then you are giving them your name and a clue to how you know them.

Love the photos. The 2nd one - is it an Aquilegia is really beautiful.

willowthewysp said...

Great journalling today..i am just like you Claire...so shy, sometimes people may think im ignorant!

Your photos are superb too, wish i could do that!

knitkath said...

Oh dear, agree with Barbara how to approach the situation, does get better with age! Lovely flower photos!

Mary B said...

Wow you have some really superb photos there.

Shirley said...

Brilliant selection of photos Claire :)

malaryush said...

I know just what you mean - I always think people will have forgotton me too.
Your photos are just beautiful. What a wonderful garden you must have.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fabulous photos there :)