I saw this grin-inducing kid playing in the fountain downtown yesterday. Most of the time, he danced in the spouts as they came up, but there was this short period of time where I could see that he was caught in the thrall of fantasy. Eyes closed and every motion exacting, it looked like he was going through the motions of a kata, but more like the mimicry of a kata he had seen someone else do rather than one he had learned.
What was certain was that he was in the Zone. That moment of being so involved in one's fantasy that one is oblivious to the watching world and every event within the reverie is florid and perfuse with detail.
It's a shame that we don't recognize this as the ability that it is. Instead we "train" children out of this capacity and call people mad when they do it as adults in front of others.
I was called out by to do the Split-tone five day challenge.
Here's Alan's challenge:
Now that the black and white challenge has circled the globe a few hundred times, I want to start something new that takes monochrome processing to the next level. Let's all play with split toning for a while and share amongst our friends.
Day one: Thank you, Alan … I've been so busy with helping others and working on different projects that I haven't gotten out to shoot for a while, so you definitely inspired me to get out there and play!
I chose a regal purple for the shadows, for this little guy's elevated status, and a warm yellow for the highlights to echo his happiness.
Today, I'm calling out , , as well as a some of my fellow Arcanum Masters, , and to join in on the game ... ;o)
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