Photography 101 Day 8: Natural World

Today’s theme for Photography 101 is “Natural World”, and our task was to document an aspect of nature. Before going outside, I took a picture of one of my favorite natural creatures, my pal Dalton.

Dalton 1

Dalton 2

I chose to focus on a nearby tree, and a few elements in the surrounding area.

open sky

tree looking up

small pile of leaves

bush closeup

brown leaves

The more I zoomed in, the more I was able to see the intricate details of this tree and the area around it.

I was reminded that every piece, like every person, has a purpose, and that each singular part is connected to a larger whole.

pinetree closeup

Blurry leaf

closeup of treebranch


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. I also photographed a tree and really wanted to capture the pine needle lines leading down, yet the branches leading up. I couldn’t do it well, so no tree posts for me. Glad to see yours.

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