Finding gratification when you are challenged is not always right before your eyes. Often as not, it takes time and a lot of effort before that "tahdah, I'm done" moment happens and a smile erupts across your face.
Knowing you will have support, will get feedback, albeit positive or negative, makes taking a chance to get involved a little more enticing.
That's where I found myself five days ago. Presented with a challenge from Charli Mills to find five pictures of my choice and write something that would pair nicely with them.
Without hesitation, I accepted. I could think of 100's of my 1000's of pictures that would be worthy as a photo prop for a story, but all I needed was five.
First there was a really long list, then the maybe list, then the short list and finally the five list.
Interpretation of each picture took me on a quest to show how I felt about each one.
Snake Fence Memories, Cattail Down, Crystal Jewels, Power’s Out and Reflection are the five pieces that have now been submitted.
Challenge complete, gratified and smiling.
Ann Edall-Robson is an author and award-winning photographer