I was in an interesting conversation recently about reframing. I thought about how often abstract photography is our normal way of seeing the world reframed or framed differently. There is an infinite number of ways to take a picture of a dining room table. Sometimes we take the picture with the empty chairs around it, or perhaps we take it with the Thanksgiving meal on it. Maybe it's of the family gathered around for a birthday celebration or a close-up of a pleasant detail.
I was staying in a beach front condo and was struck by the way the lines of the chair backs around the dining room table intersected with the lines of color on the beach and the reflections on the table top. Rather than framing the whole table in the shot, I reframed the scene so the intersecting lines made an interesting pattern. It is called "Beach Stripes".
Often in our lives we think something happened a certain way, that is we frame it as we saw it. Later we may get new information or insights about motivation and realize "Oh wait! Maybe it wasn't that way after all." We can reframe not only our photographic images but also theemotional images and thoughts that are a part of our lives. Is there something in your life these days that is inviting some reframing?