“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
“Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.”
Henry Ward Beecher
Dabbling with photography, I find that my perspective of creation has shifted.
I’ve always been most relaxed in the outdoors, providing I’m not in a crowd; and appreciation for the beauty of our fabulous world, the colors, the varying landscapes, the wildlife, has always been an important piece of my makeup.
This lens finder view, however, has greatly enhanced what I see.
As my focus shifted to the quality of light, the positioning of the subject and the backdrop, it changed the whole picture for me. Suddenly, I can see the snapshot, the perfect setting, the quality photo – most often just before I pass by it doing seventy miles per hour!
I miss a lot of kick-ass photo ops.
I see them.
I enjoy them tremendously.
In fact, you could say my heart fills with their radiant beauty. If I could reproduce what imprinted momentarily in my mind, I could wow you with that vision.
I have a lot of work to do, to up my game in photography. I can’t tell you if I’m up to that challenge – I truly enjoy my hobby, but I worry that taking it to a higher level, or even to a business level, would remove the joy. I’m anal like that, obsessive about things that I shouldn’t be.
What I can tell you is that right now, the appreciation for Almighty’s creation has me filled with such awe, such gratefulness that I can simply be witness to that beauty.
If you could feel what I feel… if you could see what I see.
That is enough. That will keep me.