Perspective

Tuesday, July 31, 2012







One thing I have found that I love about blogging is that it can make you more aware. I am, at least, finding this true for me. Often times I think I notice things I normally wouldn't because blogging, for one, has made me rekindle my love of photography. I never go out without a camera, the way I used to when I had an old analog SLR and took photography in college. Or even the days when I was constantly  purchasing a new disposable one to pack in my vacation bag or take along on a girls night out.  After awhile I actually questioned whether or not I was too involved in capturing the shot rather than enjoying the moments, so I kind of let it go, not a lot but a little bit. I guess you could say I let the photographer in me go and became a picture taker. I think parenting had a lot to do with it, I just didn't want to be more concerned with capturing photos of my kids than being in the moment with them. But now that I once again have my eyes opened for great shots I realize I find beauty in the smallest things. I still enjoy the moments sans photos when needed but I also get to enjoy the more abstract moments that I might have simply passed by otherwise. 

The other thing I have noticed since blogging is patterns. One such pattern is, well, let's call it "visualization." The other day I was thinking I wanted to find some feathers. So later that day, without this thought actually in my mind at the time, we set out on one of our daily walks. In this little walk I found 6 feathers! Since blogging almost daily I have noticed this with other things too. I think about something - I think about it (whatever it is) and voila there it is in front of me. So it makes me wonder, is it the visualization of thought that makes something happen? It's definitely a popular belief, you know you put it out into the universe and you will it to happen, you see it happen in your mind and so it does. Or is it the thought that allows you to see what would have been in your path in the first place; I am just noticing it all more because I am paying attention to the details as well as documenting both my wants and finds? I think I like to believe that it is the act of visualization but I don't know, I have been visualizing a million dollars for a long time and that has yet to happen!

These photos are things that I found recently: feathers, a piece of honeycomb, a wishbone and a twig in the same shape, a little lonely horsy on the sidewalk, a spool of wire thread in a free box at a yard sale and a smooth little piece of wood that M+L found.

Are you a photographer or blogger, or both? Have you noticed that it offers you a new perspective?

10 comments:

  1. I so agree. Blogging has also made me more aware of not only my surroundings but God's interaction in my life. I'm definitely a more grateful person as a result! :)

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  2. What great photos! I love that blogging has made you more aware of what is around you. I also love that it has reawakened your love of photography. Thanks for a fun post!

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  3. Yes this is so true. Blogging has definitely made me more aware of everything around me and has made me so grateful for it all. I too have become more conscious of bringing my camera everywhere. I just want to capture it all. Not necessarily for sharing on my blog. Just to capture the moments. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I agree Wendy, it's not that I want to share everything I come across, I just see the story behind it so many things.

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  4. I went through the whole thing you mentioned with being so concerned about the picture I thought I might be losing the moment. It's so easy to take pics these days w/digital cameras...seems like for awhile there I just always had a camera with me, wherever I went.

    As for blogging, I've just started, and I can tell the difference already when it comes to being more aware of my surroundings.

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  5. SO true! Blogging definitely makes me more aware of everything! I love your above photos, especially the one of the horse figure.

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    1. Thank you. That little horse hold a special place in my heart : )

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  6. I completely agree. As a travel blogger, there's nothing out there that I can't blog about. When I get stuck behind the farmer and his tractor (it happens often here where I live), I remember vacations of early marriage -- trips down the road to Amish country. A night in a B&B followed by a big country breakfast. Heavenly. At the beach, my thoughts multiply. The drawbridge? The traffic jam? It's all blog-worthy!

    Your horse photo is amazing!

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  7. I totally agree-- blogging has def. made me more aware--especially when I go take my kids pics and see something so different through my lenses that I would normally overlook--

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  8. I'm glad blogging is making you take notice of things that would otherwise be mundane. Blogging really is a lot of things to many people.

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