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a few thoughts on photography

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One of the things I love the most about photography is the ability to forever capture an instant in time.  And knowing that these pictures will live on much longer than me.  Capturing not what’s there, but what I see – My perspective, my spin, my vision.  The funny looks I get in public when I am composing, focusing, and clicking away (most times with a baby on my hip) don’t bother me at all.

In fact, sometimes I feel sorry for those people who don’t see.  And I feel that if I could just put a camera in their hands, maybe, just maybe – they will be able to notice the beauty in their lives.

  • Line - April 27, 2011 - 9:06 am

    this is so true beauty is every where and photography gives us a change to see more beauty!! great post!ReplyCancel

  • Line - April 27, 2011 - 9:07 am

    I love theses pics too what a sweet and delicate light and texture!ReplyCancel

  • Elisabelle - April 27, 2011 - 9:29 am

    i get these funny looks a lot too;)
    it feels good to know that i am not the only one!!!
    lovely pola!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - April 27, 2011 - 11:27 am

    Well said. Sometimes people tell me I’m missing out on life because I always have the camera in my hand. I argue that I’m not actually, I’m preserving bits of it.

    Be sure to capture a shot of yourself, camera in hand, baby on hip. That’s a memory to preserve. :)ReplyCancel

  • tracey k in ohio - April 27, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Count me in the ‘funny looks’ club, too – especially @ stores when I wanna capture the colors of fruit, whatever – everyone stares at me like I’m using the bathroom right there in the aisle! (LOL!)
    I definitely feel sorry for those who ‘don’t see.’ Even my own family – “oh no, here she comes again with ‘that’ camera…”
    It’s all about memory preservation :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lucent Imagery - April 27, 2011 - 4:15 pm

    Ah yes, the funny looks. As a legally blind photographer, you can imagine the funny looks I get! Of course I don’t see most of them 😉 and choose to ignore the others. Some tell me that they feel I see more beauty in this world than a fully-sighted person. I think that’s because it’s a state of mind first and foremost that allows those discoveries. The camera is one way (and my favourite) of capturing what we treasure. Love this post A. xReplyCancel

  • anh - April 27, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    so true! Keep on the good work since I love to see the world through your perspective. :)ReplyCancel

  • […] + I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who gets funny looks from others while shooting in public.  Thanks so much for your candid responses in my last post! […]ReplyCancel

  • Mandy Lynne - May 2, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Your words are inspiring and your images beautiful & calming..
    Thanks for sharing on your blog! xxReplyCancel

  • Daniella - November 15, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    I totally hear you about this! I get the funny looks too sometimes, which makes me kind of nervous to keep shooting, but I shouldn’t care what other are thinking, lol.ReplyCancel

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