Monday, January 2, 2012

One "Little" Word

My one little word is, FOCUS!
I have to remember to keep focus this year for 366!
I made it all the way in 2010 taking 365 photos, then tried to keep going in 2011, and stopped on day 65. This year my focus is to at least make it to day 100~

I sat this morning trying to think of my one little word and one kept coming to mind, "FOCUS." Lets look at what "FOCUS" means.

fo·cus (fks) n. pl. fo·cus·es or fo·ci (-s, -k) 1. a. A point at which rays of light or other radiation converge or from which they appear to diverge, as after refraction or reflection in an optical system: the focus of a lens. Also called focal point. b. See focal length. 2. a. The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system. b. The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image: in focus; out of focus. c. An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear: a camera with automatic focus. 3. A center of interest or activity. See Synonyms at center. 4. Close or narrow attention; concentration: "He was forever taken aback by [New York's] pervasive atmosphere of purposefulnessthe tight focus of its drivers, the brisk intensity of its pedestrians" (Anne Tyler). 5. A condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived: couldn't get the problem into focus. 6. Pathology The region of a localized bodily infection or disease. 7. Geology The point of origin of an earthquake. 8. Mathematics A fixed point whose relationship with a directrix determines a conic section. v. fo·cused or fo·cussed, fo·cus·ing or fo·cus·sing, fo·cus·es or fo·cus·ses 1. To cause (light rays, for example) to converge on or toward a central point; concentrate. 2. a. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus. b. To adjust (a lens, for example) to produce a clear image. 3. To direct toward a particular point or purpose: focused all their attention on finding a solution to the problem. v.intr. 1. To converge on or toward a central point of focus; be focused. 2. To adjust one's vision or an optical device so as to render a clear, distinct image. 3. To concentrate attention or energy: a campaign that focused on economic issues.

I think we should all keep each other in Focus this year! If we all get together as photographers and help each of us out, we should be able to get passed day 100! I like the word focus too because I can also keep it in mind daily when I focus on my subject for my photo! Sounds a little silly, but that's my word. Other "Little" words I had thought about were, GOD, LOVE, HOPE, FAITH, DAY, ect the list goes on. But focus just kept coming back and so did God. I know I will be able to do this project, because with God I can do all things possible through him! I can't wait to see what everyone else picks for their one little word challenge this month! I say we also keep focus and remind each other about our one little words... maybe these words should be words of encouragement, little words, huge meanings? Just a thought for those of you to ponder on!!! I know I will carry out my one little word through out my 366 project!!!

With all of that said, you are still here! Welcome to my world! Lets focus on 2012!!!


  1. LOVE your photos! (And your choice of "words"! Can't wait to catch up with you again! ((hugs))

  2. I know ! I have missed seeing your work and Elli's and Sandra's! I need to find Sandra again!! Y'alls work was always an inspiration to me!! My Mom said a good "little" word would have been choice... since we all choose to do 365!! c=

  3. Love the pics! "Focus" is a great word! What's this "one little word" concept?

  4. Jennifer, the one little word concept is just a daily idea in the group. I think Jamie posted a list of daily ideas that you can do or not do or interpret how ever you want! It's a great way to get inspired c=

  5. I love the photos - and the glitter! ;) There's no focusing to get to day 100... you and I are going to finish this year together if it kills us. LOL

  6. Well, make baby steps first! Then after 100 it's to get to 200, then after 200 it's to get to 300 then after 300 it's 66 more photos to go!!! This will be a successful year I promise!