I’m taking an online class with The Kat Eye View called Finding Your Eye. The class includes photo and journaling prompts to help discover more about our photography style. Our first assignment was to create a photo journal. I decided to keep my journal on my blog and share my journey with you. The first photo journal entry was to help us understand more about why we take photos.
Why to I take photos? That’s a tough question! I had to think about this for a while. I thought about what photos I was drawn to, whether they were mine or others and I realized I am drawn to photos of small details. I’ve always been drawn to the smallest or tiniest things. For instance, when I cross stitch I love the smallest count linen and the stitches, when I quilt I like making the smaller blocks, and when I painted, years ago, I painted on the inside of seashells or on small porcelain pieces. So I suppose this naturally carried over to photography.
I've included some examples of my favorite photos. We had a nice shower yesterday. After it stopped, I grabbed my camera and went for a walk. Look what I discovered!! I have no idea what these are. I’m assuming some type of insect home. They are attached to a tree branch. They are tiny, only about ½” tall and look like perfect little pottery jars to me. If you have any idea what they are be sure and let me know. This picture says it all! This says why I love to take pictures! I love to discover new and beautiful things in nature.
As I take photos I’m discovering the tiny details that I would never have seen without my camera in hand. Until I seriously began my journey in photography about six months ago, I had never really looked under a mushroom or seen the details of a sand dollar or the veins in a leaf. I love the surprises that come when I upload them to the computer…the ant on a flower or the shadow of a bee. When I’m out “looking” through new eyes it’s the gasp and the “oh wow” when I discover something new that keeps me going!
Discoveries like this!
These look like tiny little fairy boxes! I found them growing on a small bush. And once again, I don't know what it is. I suppose it's a seedpod. Another beautiful mystery of nature.
I'm looking foward to what will be coming up next!!
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