The Swiss Alps at sunset, a beautiful scene from the town of Interlaken. Here is a beauty shot of the Alps for you! We had a lot of overcast and rainy weather while we were in the mountainous part of Switzerland, which made for interesting cloud and fog photos, but not always those classic Swiss Alps shots that might be expected. That’s ok with me, it just makes me get more creative with what I do capture, and also to appreciate the little bit of clear mountains we did get to see!
Perhaps you were thinking that upon my return from Switzerland, you would see grand vistas of the alps? Snow capped peaks and high alpine meadows? Yes, those are somewhere in my pile of files. But what I wanted to share first is the zebra bench. This is something that stuck in my head. I loved this bench, and the plants around it, that I found wandering in Unterseen and Interlaken. I had a great time photographing it, studying it from different angles and compositions while Patrick and Brandon waited for me. There is nothing like a scene like this to give me a wonderful creative burst, and I knew I would love at least one of the photos I took.
But almost as interesting, is the conversation I had afterward with Patrick. I mentioned something about loving the zebra bench, and he said, “What zebra bench?” He hadn’t even seen it. Wow. I spent 10 minutes photographing something that someone else didn’t even see. Now, I doubt that I’m the only person to have photographed this little scene, I’m sure there are many others who have done the same. But the idea that there are many more that didn’t see it at all, makes me realize, once again, that I have something to share with the world. I can show people what I see, from the Kat Eye View.
“The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE.” – Ernst Haas
So, so true.