Being different by momleeb


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I used the common colour pencils to depict having the courage to be different and break out. I used a very short depth of field on this shot to focus on the red pencil and bring a 3-D effect to the shot.

I hold this shot very close to heart- the only shot I submitted to a competition and sailed through to the finals :). The theme was…‘breakout’, of course!


blue, break, colour, colours, different, green, kid, macro, orange, out, pencils, red, yellow


  • Craig Goldsmith
    Craig Goldsmithalmost 7 years ago

    Very clever concept, thanks for taking the time to explain the ideas behind the shot, it really put it into context.

  • momleeb
    momleebalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Craig. I specifically took this shot for the contest….I am glad it worked :)

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondalmost 7 years ago

    It worked well Momlee. An original idea. Well shot too

  • Kara Rountree
    Kara Rountreealmost 7 years ago

    This is outstanding. The detail and contrast are fabulous! I totally get your piece and applaud it. What’s great is that it would be wonderful for a kid’s room. A helpful reminder of what you want for your children. That they stand out from the crowd, be unique – have their own personal sense of self.

    Excellent piece!

  • momleeb
    momleebalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Sharon and Kara for your kind words. Kara: I couldn’t agree more. It often takes a lot of courage to stand out and be different, doesn’t it?

  • charris
    charrisalmost 7 years ago

    Love this work

  • sabbysingh
    sabbysinghalmost 7 years ago

    It reminds me quote given by Swami Vivekanand: “People Laugh because i am different, but i laugh because they r all the same” this is called attitude. Nice work.

  • momleeb
    momleebalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful quote Sabby and so very powerful. I should start using that with my photograph I think :)

    Thanks Charris….

  • esantos
    esantosalmost 7 years ago

    i like this alot great work

  • Chloe Garfield
    Chloe Garfieldalmost 7 years ago

    I love this. It has so much depth to it. Nice work

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