According to a song from the 1966 hit musical Cabaret, money makes the world go 'round. While not scientifically accurate, money does affect our daily lives like few other things. It's one of the most challenging topics of conversation and can really put a strain on relationships. We work for money. We exchange it for food, housing, transportation, clothing, taxes, utilities, insurance and more. We try to save some for retirement. We may to get creative in the kitchen or when shopping, to make sure money out doesn't exceed money in. This post doesn't include any genius tips for balancing your budget; instead, I applied imagination to photograph money in a few ways that aren't strictly representational.
So many possibilities for this (and every) month's theme! We all need liquid to live. We also need to be liquid (i.e. flush with cash) to pay our bills! Liquid is also a phase of matter, where particles are free to flow. I got creative exploring various characteristics of matter in the liquid state, things like density, polarity and refraction. This post showcases some of the results.
Most of us use glasses every day. Those blessed with 20/20 vision sport sunglasses and lift drinking glasses. Those who need corrective lenses to experience anything close to 20/20 eyesight have a spending category labelled prescription glasses. For this month's PBC theme, I aimed to take photos of many different kinds of glasses. I didn't get any of magnifying glasses or rose-coloured glasses. Take a look through and let me know what else I missed.
After completing an online course on macro photography, this month's "photographer's choice" theme was a great opportunity for some purposeful practice, including water droplet refraction, insect and oil/water abstract macros.