Thursday, January 27, 2011
My wonderful husband surprised me with a gift of a macro lens for Christmas. I fell in love that day. It was the best gift ever. I love how it brings out the details of the smallest things. On the day after Christmas, I went for a walk around the block, and I took my camera with me. I took about 30 or 40 pictures on that little walk. Pictures of flowers and leaves and berries. Things I normally walk straight past with barely a glance. But with a macro lens in hand, the tiny things become beautiful, big and bold. And I've found that now when I take a walk, even when I don't have a camera in my hand, I notice the little things. I see the tiny flowers, and the spider webs glittering with dew. It's the little things that bring me joy everyday. I like that.
Monday, January 17, 2011
The prompt for today's pictures was Starkly Magnificent. A stark landscape can be beautiful in the minimal detail captured. So we took the family to the beach. It was a gorgeous day today. Sunny and warm for a winter day. And these are the pictures I took. I do live in a beautiful place. I need to visit the beach more often.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I love that calm can mean life. I love that calm can mean something amazing is nearby. Signs of life don't have to be craziness and chaos. Quiet, calm, powerful, majestic life. That's what I want.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Finding balance, be it in my schedule, my finances, my eating or any other part of my life, can be a challenge. There are so many things vying for my attention on any given day. Take yesterday for example. It was a typically busy day, and when my hubby asked about my photography prompt for the day, I almost laughed. I hadn't had a single moment to think about it. And what was the topic for the day? Balance. Ha. Being the wonderfully supportive man that he is though, he threw some ideas at me, and encouraged me to get the camera out and take some pictures. We ended up working on my pictures together. He offered advise and suggestions, and helped with some post-production PhotoShop. I ended up with some really awesome pictures of 'Balance', and the satisfaction of having completed my photography goal of the day.
I was also reminded that achieving and maintaining balance is much easier when you have someone to lean on. Thanks Hon.