Seeds of Time – Photo Challenge #5

Did you know that the phrase “Seeds of Time” originated from the play Macbeth? (Oh the things I am learning with these little challenges – thanks Lisa!) 😉

“If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not speak then to me. ” (Act 1, Scene 3) 

Apparently this little excerpt from Macbeth is talking about not being able see the future, we can never say which seeds will grow or which will not. The future is unknown and only time will tell.

Hence begins another rabbit trail and I truly apologize if my crazy right-brained trails are hard to follow… :\

My first visual upon learning this little tidbit about Macbeth was of a gypsy staring intensely into a crystal ball to see the future but I couldn’t get my hands on a crystal ball (go figure?). So my thoughts ventured further into more futuristic style visuals and then from there blended with the Victorian era of MacBeth and <big breath in> I ended up with a Steampunk style photographic stuck in my head.

Are you still with me?

However, less than a week wasn’t quite enough time for me to style and design a Steampunk shoot so, I opted for a simple clean faced model shot and added my own Steampunk art details in Photoshop. Oh, AND add to all that, the Steampunk style incorporates a lot of clocks – an appropriate visual for the phrase “Seeds of Time”, no? 🙂

I thought it would be fun to show you a little of the layering process in Photoshop as well. Hope you enjoy!Seeds_0001Seeds_0002Seeds_0003Seeds_0004Seeds_0005

Kudos to my STUNNING model Whitney!!! And thanks again to Lisa for her submission – this one was fun!
I’ll be back tomorrow to let y’all know next week’s challenge. 🙂

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