Saturday, August 6, 2011
I took a walk....
...with my camera.
I hate to admit it, but it's the
first time I've taken her out in
a long time.
Since the yard is blooming mushrooms at a
steady pace, I thought that should be
where I begin shooting again.
I've been taking things slow lately, honestly feeling
burned out from so many angles. I've been spending
less time online and taking care of myself more.
I've been enjoying the sunshine and light of summer
while at the same time I'm in no way enjoying the heat.
I've read some books, thumbed through some
magazines, and watched a few good movies.
I forget sometimes how much I love taking photos.
I love the way things look through the lens, the way
the world opens up in front of me, allowing me to see
things from the heart.
I love the way I notice, with my camera in hand,
the details of the little things I normally overlook
as I rush around letting each day slip by with
hardly a passing thought. Some days, weeks,
and months even, can be like that....nearly unnoticed.
I don't like being in that state of not-noticing. I don't like missing the little things
and not trying to capture at least a small moment of each day I've been
given. I'm trying to come at this anew, from a burned out perspective, shooting
the things I love, processing in whichever way suits my mood at the time, be it
digital or film, color, black and white, photoshopped or straight out of the camera.
I just want to do what feels right to me, in the moment, for the love of the image
my mind and heart sees.