Thursday, April 18, 2013

More Than Meets the Eye

Do you ever look back through your pictures, and notice things you didn’t notice before?

I do. Items that were not even seen at the time of the snap and the flash (unless you are a really good
photographer – no Flash!)

I did not notice in this picture of city wear and tear, that bit of bling in the midst. Do you see it? In the
window? A modest chandelier.

Then there is this one:

My youngest, my husband and I were waiting on orders of baked oysters at a local beach pub, and The
Man asked hubs to join him a game of pool. I was playing with the camera on my tablet. Never noticed
while we were there, the words in chalk on the wall. The Will with a heart under it. Hubs name is Will and that is him(the blur) readying for his next shot. And we did not write that.

And my favorite picture right now:

I took this focusing on The Man and his friend at scout weekend. I love it because they had no idea they
were being focused in on, and I love it because I was oblivious to the reflections behind them. Of the
wind cutting across the reflection, adding layers to the picture.

These all make me wonder, what all do I miss in life? What is before me that I totally look around or fail
to see, fail to enjoy?

Or are these examples of gifts in life? When the picture was snapped, I was enjoying what I
was capturing, when I looked again, I still enjoyed, but found new little treasures.

I guess a picture is worth a thousand words . . .



Maggie May said...

Yes....... pictures snap a moment in time that we might have forgotten otherwise. I guess they are worth a thousand words.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Finding Pam said...

I find that the camera often captures what the eye doesn't see. I enjoyed your shots.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Yes, yes!!! Great photos and thanks for visiting and joining my blog! My pleasure to meet you!

Chatty Crone said...

I think the camera catches and misses some things! I do need to go back and look. Love, sandie

Aleta said...

I love pictures like these like finding hidden treasures. And that last picture is AMAZING! Love it!

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are beautiful and rich and lovely.

Suldog said...

So very true. We often miss delightful details the first time around. That's the excuse I give MY WIFE for watching episodes of The Three Stooges for the fiftieth time :-)

Hilary said...

That happens to me all the time. Those of us interested in photography are often told that we see things that other would miss. Sometimes that is true but other times, the photo reveal more than we saw in the first place. I love it when that happens. That last photo is a beauty.