Saturday, October 12, 2013

Turn of Fall

This is my favorite time of year ... the turn from shorts and t-shirts to jeans and fleece jackets...  The turn from greens to auburns, golds and oranges... the turn of summer boredom to overscheduled weekends filled with pumpkin patches, school events and camping!  One of the best parts of this photography hobby I've discovered is that I see the world in a new way.  I know that sounds hokey and all, but I really do.  When I drop my kids off at school, I see how the light shines through a tree's branches in their playground and creates a beautiful glow.  When my neighbor cleaned up his yard I mourned the loss of the weeds that were flowering and stood out in the morning fog.  It's funny how brainwashed I've become and I often regret not having my camera on my neck many times throughout the day.  It's kind of a cool problem to have.  I guess I've made a turn.  One where I see the beauty in little details that I didn't notice before.  My environment and the people around me are like art.  The whole process makes me see the beauty of life... definitely a turn for the better.  So, I hope you like my little collection of botanicals I've taken this month.  I call it the ...

Turn of Fall

 One of my turns- seeing texture in ways I never noticed before
 Another turn... seeing how blank or negative space turns something ordinary into much more.
 Turn three... when you learn the settings of your camera, you picture ways you can turn an ordinary weed into something soft and beautiful.

 Turn number 4:  My husband made a comment that I was crazy when I took this picture.  He saw a tiny leaf on a picnic table.  I saw leading lines and contrasting color that promised for an interesting photo.

 Turn five- I've slowed down.  Now a walk to a destination holds so much more... even little weeds are interesting.

I hope you've enjoyed my turn of fall collection and maybe inspired you to pick up your camera.  With practice you can really train your eye to see your world in a different way!

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