October. The decreasing hours of sunshine determine our mood and the weather seems ‘moody’.
Mood does not have to mean moody though. It’s not a specific subject but more what it looks like. And what it feels like. This month, I asked the collaborators for this project to show some sort of ‘mood’.
- a temporary state of mind or feeling
- an angry, irritable, or sullen state of mind
The mood of a photo is pretty much subjective and the photographer alone will know what mood they are trying to create. The goal is to portrait mood in a way that others can feel it to. Or feel something at least.
Factors that create and determine mood of an image are the light, the point of view, the emotion, the styling, the subject and even the post processing.
Dawn‘s photo has this caption: Standing quiet and still while the world rushes past
Claire sent these images all the way from Japan:
We visited the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa on a dark afternoon with torrential rain, but it was still filled with people. The smell of smoky incense and the glow of the lanterns made for a very serene mood.
Nora is also in Japan and sent these images:
Mona had this to say about her image:
This month has been a challenging month for me on a personal level and ending with my birthday on the 28th it has certainly been a month of changing season, changing weather, changing age, era perhaps and also one of endings and beginnings. I love this sculpture at the Tate Modern ‘Untitled (for Francis)’ by Anthony Gormley. The sculpture captures my mood for October brilliantly. And I guess it will do yours too. That is the beauty of art.
The travelling Giorgio sent the following caption along with his photo:
“we live on a mountain
right at the top
there’s a beautiful view
from the top of the mountain
every morning i walk towards the edge
and throw little things off
car-parts, bottles and cutlery
or whatever i find lying around
it’s become a habit
to start the day”
Traveller Nick said this about his entry:
It’s been nearly three months since returning from our adventures and it seems everything is the same apart from ourselves.
We can’t seem to shake the wanderlust and find ourselves drawn to the out doors wandering what else is out there to see.
Jelena is currently ‘down under’: Blue skies and bright sunshine, hot air and fresh breeze, cooling touch of blue water and gentle murmur of waves, salty hair and sandy toes, summer mood that fills you up from within with that wonderful sparkly happiness, that seeps through every single cell of your body and stays living in your soul!
Romy‘s story is this:
When visiting my in-laws in Mataro (near Barcelona) in October, I was in the mood for a swim, despite some clouds not looking so promising.
Seba had this to say:
I had a hard time to define the theme „mood“ for me and found myself experimenting with some „moody“ Portrait shots… I really like them. But then this sad dog passed my way on a cold evening. And this is what I want to share with you.