This year I asked the group member is they would like to take things up a notch, and perhaps for the year, blog on a quote. The interpretation is open, blog on how the quote speaks to you personally. February’s quote is as follows:
Photography is an art of observation
It has little to do with the things you see,
and everything to do with the way you see them.
~ Elliot Erwitt
I walk in the wetlands a lot. There are a number of reasons for doing this. I get to meander through nature, I get to de-stress, unwind and blow the cobwebs out my mind. I get to see the beauty of nature around me. So often though, just as I have settled in to take a photo, a speed walker comes bustling by and the next thing my bird is flying away. I have to feel a little bit of sorrow. First my bird is gone, but secondly in the haste of walking “we see things” rather than it being about “the way we see it”.
Locally we have a park. The park is great, the nature walk not so much. The birds do not seem to be attracted to it. In fact to be honest the only thing it attracts in summer is mosquito. Friday morning I new I needed to go to the bank. I also knew I had not taken one photograph this week and I was itching to get out. So I grabbed my camera and only one lens – my macro – and I went to walk through the boring nature walk. The day was overcast, windy and bitterly cold but I had a purpose. I chose one stretch of the walkway. My objective was not to see the walkway but rather to look at the way I could see what was around me on the walkway. For the general public below is the view that they will see when they are walking.
In this same stretch of walkway this is what I saw.
Next time you walk in the park, along the street, or just in your garden, instead of looking at the big picture, look for the little things. Look at the little things. See nature in a new way.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s Tell me a Story. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my friend Emily of Emily Kohl Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Leave a little love on their page as well.