But you shouldn't. This is a wonderful time for the contemplative photographer. A time to slow down and notice. To pay attention to the small and easily overlooked things. The light on a leaf, the crunch under foot, the smell of wild grapes and that particular woodsy smell of the world that epitomizes the autumn for me here in Maine.
Nature is sending us a very important message as contemplative photographers...SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION! It is so easy to overlook the small wonders of the world.
Yesterday, I sat on the front porch and watched the yellow leaves fall from my maple tree. I didn't want to photograph it, I just wanted to watch their gentle descent...the way a small breeze would send them swirling. I tried to keep from my mind the thought that I will have to rake up all those leaves in a couple of weeks...that thought would rip me away from the present moment. Now it was the time to simply enjoy the dance...
Just sit and watch. Oh, that's so hard for us photographers to do sometimes, isn't it? Love the contemplative post, love that brilliant snip of fall. So glad I stopped by!
Well, thank you for stopping by! Yes, it is very hard to just sit and watch but it is a very necessary practice for me. In a previous post I mentioned that seeing is what happens between the photographs! It is very true.
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