Last week I had a minor procedure to remove a few bumps on my right eyelid that were causing me various problems. I'll spare you the details of the procedure, but I equate it to something that could be used as a torture technique. Unfortunately, I found out how much my dominant eye matters as the recovery period pretty much put me out of commission all last week. I spent majority of my days icing my face and felt better laying down with both eyes closed I'm still healing, but at least I can see past the remaining swelling. A minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, but a stark reminder at how much we can take our senses for granted.
My image this week I shot on black and white film. Wood has patterns in the texture and grain, but when you take an image of your deck you have further patterns with the spacing and frequency of the nails or screws that hold it all together. Deterioration of the surface can show patterns of frequent use in certain areas. I found this capture to be simple, but intriguing with some deeper thought.
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Here is the week 37 round-up for "Patterns" as we kick off week 38's theme of "Night."
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