Lately I have been really trying to challenge myself as a photographer and start shooting things that I don’t normally shoot. I recently joined Clickin Mom’s, a forum for photographers and I thought it might be something that would inspire me and get me to grow as a photographer. The first week I joined I found a challenge called Beautiful Ugly and right away I was intrigued. The challenge was to shoot something that is normally viewed at as being ugly, unappealing or even repulsive. We were suppose to capture it in a way that drew people in making it beautiful or interesting. Almost immediately my mind went to the word “repulsive”. I hope this image isn’t to disturbing for some of you. A few months ago we were having a problem with Rats (they really like our dog’s food and our orange trees). While my husband was outside cleaning up one of them I noticed this fly that was landing on the rat had the most beautiful colors. (I really never thought I would say that about a fly!!) I also notice the light that was falling on the rat was also really pretty. So I thought I would go completely outside my box and take this shot. If anyone knows me they know I really love animals and I hate the fact that my husband had to get rid of these rats. I wish we could have just taken them all to a nice field were they could live happily ever after;). Anyways this was very hard for me but I am glad I did it and tried to find the beauty in something as sad and ugly as this.
I entered my image and found out this week that my image was chosen for the editors choice award. Pretty cool!:)