I have to admit that lately I hardly picked up my camera for my personal work. With client photography sessions and also working on behind-the-scenes stuff on my website (more to come soon!), I haven’t felt the urge to take my camera out for anything else.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining. I find in life that it is all about making a balance. When one side of life is rushing full-speed ahead to get jobs done or manage urgent deadlines, the other side calls for slowing down and making quiet reflection.
So that is what I have done. I took a step back from making my own photographs to quietly observe and reflect on the surrounding scenes around me.
As one of the great masters of photography, Elliott Erwitt, said:
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
What wisdom lies in those words. It makes that connection between curiosity and wonder and letting yourself experience fully what you are seeing.
Some freelensed images of autumnal goodness taken last month. When you have finished looking through my images, go to the talented Gwendolyn Athman’s blog to see her beautiful freelensing images. Follow our blog circle around until you come back to here.