Intriguing Mysterious Jar Photo

I stumbled across this really interesting photo the other day.  It was just an image in a collage of many other pictures.  There was no write up or explanation nearby so I have no idea who took it or how they took it.

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When I saw it, I had no idea what I was looking at.  Yes, I can see that there are clearly two jars sitting on the pavement, but I’m confused and intrigued about everything else going on in the photo.

I mean… what the world are all those colorful floaty things?  I can’t for the life of me figure out how this photo was taken.  If you are reading this and you have any idea, please leave me a comment and enlighten me.

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I have always been interested in learning photography, but never got around to actually doing it.  But cool stuff like this image really get me pumped up and excited about exploring with a camera.

OK, so here’s my best guess on what this photo is about.  I think that the two jars have some sort of fluorescent or neon paint splattered on them.  By the bright glowy marks on the ground just beneath the jars, I am assuming that there are two lights, one above each jar, pointing straight down through the jar to the ground, lighting up the paint on the outside of the jars.

That is my best guess anyway.

Whatever it is, it looks pretty cool to me.   Now  that I have some inspiration, I just need to find some time and a good camera to go to town with.

The Pursuit of Excellence

My mother told me to always do my best, no matter what I was doing.

She always said that nothing’s really worth doing unless you’re doing it to a high level of excellence.  Sure, it’s ok to dabble with hobbies here and there… and do things quickly to get things done in a timely manner.  But with your passions and the things you’re going to do in life for the long term… the things that you devote your life’s work to achieving… do it with excellence.  Strive to be that one percent of one percent.  It’s those people that are remembered, recognized, and make a lasting impact on the world; a lasting legacy.

A jolt of inspiration always shoots into my being whenever I’m confronted with an example of utter excellence.  To see someone achieve such a high level of skill, perfection, finesse… is always such a breathe of fresh air in a world where so many dream just to be average and mediocre.

These jolts of inspiration come to me a lot especially when I’m watching the Olympics or professional athletes playing at their best.  These people have devoted their lives, pushing the boundaries of what the human body can do.

Another area I see this is in musicians, mastering the bond between their bodies and their instrument, coming together to produce one sound, one song.

This is going to sound funny when you see what I have to show you, but what I saw today gave me one of those inspirational jolts and compelled me to share this on my blog.

It’s not the typical place you would expect to discover excellence, but is without a doubt, a level of excellence beyond what I have seen before in the area it was achieved in.

I’ll stop beating around the bush and show you the vid.  And you can tell me what you think afterwards: (more…)