357 – Raindrops Mandala

Raindrops by Vicky Hollenbeck
Raindrops by Vicky Hollenbeck

Willamette Valley photographer, Vicky Hollenbeck, captured this fascinating photo of reflective light and raindrops on glass. Her process of grabbing this moment in time allowed for all of the “mandalas” of light to appear…some perfectly round, others a bit more wonky. Either way…it makes for a very interesting art piece.

About her photography she states:

I love the way photography gets me to view the world in a way that I may not otherwise. When I think about creating an image of something I see, I need to stop, slow down and take in the world around me. This is true whether I am shooting street photos in a city, portraits in a studio, abstracts or landscapes. Whether telling a story through a photograph or simply creating a mood, I strive to take in the elements I see and create an artistic and compelling photo.

Along with her abstractions, she also photographs landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits.

With Vicky’s photo today, notice how the focus appears to be on the water droplets, making everything else go out of focus. We can use this idea as inspiration to pay attention to our own mental chatter (positive or negative)…because that upon which we focus inwardly becomes our focus outwardly. …giving us something to ponder as we approach the beginning of a new year.


Answer this 1-question pole about how best to present the Mandala of the Day for 2016. Thanks in advance for your help.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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