Good Day. Thank you for stopping by. I was taking a lesson yesterday morning given by Bill Fortney. He is a seasoned wildlife and landscape photographer and a Nikon Master Photographer.
He was talking about his life experiences and he said something to the effect of shooting close ups of things to get a different and sometimes better perspective of them. I thought about that a lot yesterday. He had a powerful life’s lesson in addition to his photography lesson.
The Robin above is pretty soft from an image standpoint (I shot it at 1/30 of a second, which introduced some camera shake) but I like it because I see a hundred Robins a day and never pay any attention to them. I noticed this little guy walking around on the rain gutter so I got as close as I could and captured this image.
The next image is the numbers on our home. We’ve lived here for 18 years and I’ve never paid attention to them but as I looked at them last evening there was something interesting about them. This all started after the rainstorm when Jeanne said, “There are some beautiful clouds in the sky why don’t you photograph them?” After taking some cloud pictures (which is not as easy as it sounds by the way) I started looking around the house (a closer look) and saw things that I have not paid attention to in the past.
Above, the clouds that I originally went outside to photograph. (You can never have too many cloud images in your collection.) You just never know when you’re going to need a nice sky.
Anyway the entire point to this post (if there is indeed a point) is that one must sometimes look at familiar things from an unfamiliar perspective. Peel back the layers as it were and see what else is there.
That’s it for today. Sorry for going all cerebral on you. I’m back to normal now. Enjoy your day and be careful.