I look like I know what I’m doing.

Black rubber-encased camera with a custom-made neck strap; a 55-200mm zoom expertly twisted into place; long hair expertly encased in a black ball cap; capped off by a tan field vest with its many pockets filled with prime lenses, filters, and batteries – I am the very image of a professional photographer.

But, I’m not a professional – I only play one on TV.

Rule of thirds

Trifecta, a weekly one-word prompt, challenges writers to use that word in its third definition form, using no less than 33 words or no more than 333. The week’s prompt is: Image [noun \ˈi-mij\] 3: a) exact likeness: semblance b) a person strikingly like another person

24 thoughts on “Reflecting

  1. This is quite fun: the description, the photo, the use of the word.

    It is interesting, the creative arts. We have such a drive to qualify what we do somehow, to the point of quantifying it. Way back when I was starting out in theatre, taking a class here and there and auditioning for things, it was difficult to define myself as a performer. Since that time I have done some writing, some acting, lots of editing. The desire to put professional, ie. PAID, in front to qualify how I see myself is insurmountable at times, but the longer I live, the more okay I am with not being “professional” but rather just being.

    Does that make sense? Great piece.


  2. Thanks for joining up, Tara. I love Lou’s comment. I think he’s got it spot. Even a brief perusal of this website shows that you’ve got a lot of talent both for writing and for photography. Thanks for this clever little piece. Looking forward to your writing and your photos over the weekend.


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