Poetry and Photo Prompts: Spanish Lace Photo Play
Photographs can have a poetic voice. With photography as in poetry, sometimes what isn’t said is just as important as what is.
This month, we’re looking at Spanish Lace. Have you looked closely at the fine detail of lace? Lace can be more than thread and latticework. There is lace all around. Take a winter’s stroll and look among the bare bones of the landscape, finding “lace” in your outdoor surroundings.
For this photo play, try using light to create a sense of something not being said. What kind of light will you use? A dying light might create a moodier “Spanish lace” effect—a sort of knowing glance from you to the subject or the subject to you. A mid-day light might overexpose your lacy shape, creating a disappearance of form. You could even try photographing the same subject in several different kinds of light (morning, lunch break, evening.) Play around.
Post your photo play on your blog, Flickr, or Pinterest account, and leave the link in a comment on this post. Some photos will be chosen for feature at Tweetspeak Poetry and all will be posted on our Pinterest Photo Play board. Deadline for submissions is this Thursday, so you have time to find the Spanish Lace around you. See you back here soon!
NOTE TO POETS: Are you looking for your Monday poetry prompt? On Photo Play weeks, it’s right here. Use the photo from this post and respond with a poem. Your words will be your photograph, so leave your poem in the comment box. We’ll be reading!
Sometimes we feature your poems and photos in Every Day Poems if they’re a good fit. Thanks for playing with words and photos.
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