It starts with seeing.
Every photograph, every finished image, they all start with that spark of seeing.
Seeing beauty. Seeing possibility. Seeing whatever it is I see in life.
Whether or not I take a photo, whether or not I process a photo I’ve captured, I’ve still seen. Borne witness. Captured a moment in my minds eye.
No matter how busy we are, no matter how much of a hurry we are in, we can still see and acknowledge the world around us.
That’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.
One of the things I am most grateful for is how photography has taught me to see. I notice things that others don’t notice. The curve of a branch, the color variation in a leaf, the impression of a heart in the empty space. Amazing, beautiful things fill the world around us and we just have to open our eyes to see. I’ve been reminded of this as the last few weeks have been busy. Rushing to and from work and evening activities, Philomath Open Studios (come by this weekend!) and short days have meant little time for photography. But I’ve still been seeing.
My Photo-Heart Connection is a reflection of this month’s seeing, from one of the times I did have a few minutes to spare as I walked to my car in the parking lot at work, pulling out my camera and exploring the lines and colors of the autumn trees. I had been seeing them all week, and finally got that chance. The seeing for myself was enough, but capturing and sharing it with you makes it even better.
What is your Photo-Heart Connection this month? What have you seen, how has it touched your heart? Share it with us here.