Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Focus On: "Hope", "Renewal" and "New Beginnings"

I have a feature on my own blog called "Tagline Roulette" were I take a word randomly selected from a list and use it to search for images created by POE team members, which I then use to populate the feature.  Last week I broke from my self imposed conventions and used a list of non-random words to create a group of images based on an end of the year theme of "death before rebirth", "decay before renewal", "ending before a new beginning" and "pathways to the future".  This week I wanted to do the opposite here and focus on the flip-side of those themes; "rebirth", "renewal" and "new beginnings", while still keeping an eye to the "pathways to the future".  To do that I conducted an Etsy search of for images by POE members based on the tag words "hope", "discovery", "future", "new beginning", "resolution", "doorway" and "looking forward".  What follows is a compilation of 24 images that, for me at least, evoke the feelings of the theme.  I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did bringing them to you.


Holding Hope in Her Hands - bluemoonstudio

the immigrants - driftstudios

Hope - JenniferLynnPhotos

Hope - henatayeb

Road to Somewhere - EleventhMuse

I'll take endless showers... - ajawin

Great Expectations - clcphotos

A rough start - dancingtreephoto

Be Bold - RightOnStrange

Lost in a Dream - Ellogovna

Highline - poofny

Road in Bloom - rrobertsphoto


Double Bubble - ablaze

Fire Takes You Up - siriusimagery

Eye on the Ocean - CreationsByKai

Still ain't heard the news - PhotoGrunt

Basking Giant - tnoble8238

Happy Way - maryvican

The Mall - JBWPhoto

Happiness is ... A New Puppy - timkantphotography

Reach the Light - Aztek721

The Gym - JulieMagersSoulen


PhotoGrunt is Steve Raley, a photographic documentarian from Seattle, Washington.  He captures images wherever he goes, and he  frequently even uses a camera.  His work can be seen on his websiteblog and his Etsy shop.


Beth said...

This is a lovely collection of photos -- just right for the New Year!

Randall Roberts said...

Hope springs eternal; a great way to start the new year. Thanks, Steve!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

As always your selections take my breath away Steve. I particularly love "the immigrants - driftstudios," "I'll take endless showers... - ajawin," and "Happiness is ... A New Puppy - timkantphotography." I can't resist a puppy! Thanks so much for including my work.

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...

exceptional collection Steve - thanks for sharing

(fan of driftstudios)

Me said...

Wonderful selections and themes!I love the juxtaposition of nature and gritty urban art. I really enjoy "Rough Start". Thank you for the inclusion, Steve! ;)

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Such perfect examples of the focus words; thanks for sharing!
Peace, Judi

Celtic Cat said...

I love this collection of artwork!

Dancing Tree Photography said...

What a wonderful collection! I really love the theme. Thanks so much for including my photo. Happy New Year!


JenniferLynnPhotos said...

A stunning collection - Thank you so much for including my 'Hope' amongst these wonderful selections!

photosofetsy said...

I love the way you think! The theme as well as the selections. I see a lot of new shops to explore! Thanks for your efforts and creativity. Be bold!


Anonymous said...

I love the way you think! The theme as well as the selections. I see a lot of new shops to explore! Thanks for your efforts and creativity. Be bold!


Tish said...

I love your theme! This is a beautiful collection of photos and I'm honored to have been included. Thanks so much Steve!

Allan said...

Great collection for the new year! Thanks for including me!

Bill said...

Good stuff. Great job selecting images and thanks to those creating them!

clippingimages said...

Excellent blog.Thanks for sharing this blog.