'Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.' - Betty Smith, Joy in the Morning
'One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.' - Henry Miller
'The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.'
- William Butler Yeats
I remember when my daughter was little, she is now 14, and looked with wonder at everything. Rocks, flowers, animals, everything was new, wonderful, and amazing. Somewhere along the way, for all of us it seems, these everyday things lost their allure and aren't quite as amazing as they once were.
Photography has taught me to look closer at the things around me while searching for 'good shots'. It has helped bring back some of that child-like wonder of the world. I find details I would have otherwise missed, notice the way light shines, shadows lie and colors brighten up a scene. Of course this doesn't happen everyday, but it does happen more than it did before photography.
For the Be Still class this week, Kim Klassen sent us out to 'take a walk and find some props'. It was raining, so I improvised. I used items I had previously collected: beach rocks, a feather, moss (purchased from Michaels) and beautiful flowers from Trader Joe's. Nature can provide some beautiful props, I just have to slow down and open my eyes to see them.
Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday and the class Be Still. My images were textured with Kim's texture 0603.
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