I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
Having my camera joined at the hip, or rather in this case at the shoulder has a definite advantage, it allows me to place myself in a sensory overdrive of sorts. When wanting to see something through my view finder, I also engage my other senses to be part of the action. It is something that I am only recently starting to be aware of.
Case and point, the sound of this robin hidden in the branches ruffling its feathers against the tree branches, made me look up. I had been so intent in finding something worthy to photograph that I heard him even while shooting something else. I was able to capture its hidden beauty without being detected, one of my biggest accomplishment as far as photographing birds go. Being fully in the moment gave me such an advantage . Some days everything works like magic. Don’t you love it ?
School started yesterday and it seemed as if it had never stopped. Both children are quite excited and happy, while part of me wishes I could go back to study.
I am still such a nerd at heart 😉