Monday, July 29, 2013
Look a little closer...
There are moments with photography that I truly think are simply about being in the right place at the right time.
Recently, I stood in my backyard and took a few pictures when I suddenly looked up at the sky and saw an incredibly beautiful cloud scene. There were thunderstorms rolling in and the clouds were creating stunning imagery. So, I adjusted my camera settings and turned the lens to the sky to try to capture a slight glimpse of how beautiful it was. I knew I could never fully capture the breathtaking beauty of that moment, but I thought I could capture a glimpse.
After my time of taking pictures I went back inside and put my camera away. I went about my other tasks for the day and later went to view the pictures I took so that I could post at least one. What I saw in one of the pictures took my breath away. In one of the pictures I had unintentionally captured a bird riding the air currents and appearing to venture out into the incredible clouds. I hadn't even seen the bird when I was taking the pictures, yet there it was, floating, flying off into the distance with such grace. The photo above is truly one of my favorite photos I've taken in months. It still inspires and grabs my attention each time I look at it.
Sometimes it simply takes being in the right place at the right time to capture something such as this. This photo has taught me to take a closer look at pictures as I am looking at them before I post or delete them. I could have easily deleted this photo since I had many cloud pictures. But, thankfully, I took the time to look at each one before I deleted anything. This photo taught me that you never know what you might miss if you don't take the time to look a little closer.
In life, this is also true. We can easily miss incredible things because we didn't take the time to look a little closer.
Thoughts to ponder-
When was the last time you slowed down and looked a little closer at life?
Have you ever taken a photo that was the product of being in the right place at the right time?
May your Mondays be Magnificent!