I am pleased to be back to hosting the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge and appreciate everyone who took part in Hugh’s themes over the last two weeks!
We are back with what I thought was a difficult theme: Yin-Yang.
So difficult, I had to google it for definitions and hunt up some example images! I have had this on my theme list for over two years and I’m happy to finally use it.
“The yin, the dark swirl, is associated with shadows, femininity, and the trough of a wave; the yang, the light swirl, represents brightness, passion and growth.”
Above is the symbol commonly associated with Yin-Yang. Image from Pixabay.
In ancient Chinese philosophy, yin-yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
Dog brothers Aero and Gideon happened to flop down into this position after a busy day running on the beach. Gideon, the blonde one, is 6 months older than Aero, but belongs to my daughter and now lives with her in San Diego. Both dogs have the same parents, believe it or not.
Yin-Yang is also the balance between two opposites. Gideon is mellow and sweet, while Aero is a guardian personality, whose sharp, staccato warning bark can curl your hair.
But they love each other and I know they miss being together.
While visiting the Grand Canyon earlier this month, I swept my lens over the South Rim. I thought this photo had a yin-yang quality to it showing the lights and darks in nature.
My Lumix FZ300 has a 600-zoom travel lens and I captured what appears to be twins posing above a rocky outcrop over the canyon. Upon closer inspection, they wore opposite colors. Hint: these girls can barely be seen in the upper left quadrant of the above image. Love that zoom!
I shared these images a couple of years ago and thought they each have that yin-yang feeling.
The images in this post are inspired in part by BeckyB’s January Light Squares Challenge.
Special shout-out to three bloggers who posted for Sunday Stills in December and those who joined Hugh in January. Life is Great, Locating Frankenstein’s Brain, and Just Muddling Through Life. Hope to see you all again!
I am excited to see how creative you will be with Yin-Yang this week! Don’t forget you can post anytime during the week.
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