The Bigger Picture – Week 8

The Bigger Picture Series is now on its eighth week of publishing! I have amazing full-sized photos that would work great for this series; however, they don’t work well for the first two posts/parts due to low image quality. It’s been a little tough finding the right images that work for all three posts, and I have been spending more time on that than on writing the message. In the future, I will probably change up the routine and only do the Bigger Picture series every two weeks.

With that being said, the first two photos presented may not be up to par or professional photography standards. I do pride myself in my work, but for this series, it’s not about the quality of the images, but the message it brings.

The Bigger Picture Series – ©2021 Shannon Hart


The photo above focuses on a clip of a bigger picture that I will reveal at the end of the week. Its dull colors remind me of the old undeveloped Florida that I knew when I was a young child in the 70s & 80s. Untouched, natural, pure, and simple: how many of us miss that Florida?


The Bigger Picture Series – ©2021 Shannon Hart


The second bigger image above shows more clues from the previous photo. Combined with a fence and an undetermined sign in focus and the landscape in the background, how does this portion of the image make you feel?


And for this week’s Bigger Picture reveal! This photo made me feel like I was in the Twilight Zone. As stated earlier this week, the barren, spotty landscape reminded me of Florida in the 70s and 80s before everyone had lush overly-manicured lawns, not long before development took over and ruined what was once natural and beautiful. There aren’t many places left in my home state that still look this way, which is why it is reminiscent of the Twilight Zone… a place we can never venture to again unless time travel becomes possible.

About “The Bigger Picture” series:

“The Bigger Picture” is a series of 3 shots, the first being a closely cropped zoom shot and the final revealing the entire picture. Each week, I post each shot on separate days so that viewers can guess what the final photo may be.

The intention behind this is that we often see the tiny things without taking into consideration all of the its surroundings. It’s also a way of looking at smaller things that go unnoticed, which also contribute to the bigger things in life. Without the small things, we have no picture. Without looking at the bigger picture, we are robbing ourselves of truth.

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