When a photographer captures an image, that image becomes an intimate look inside their very soul, a peek at the world through their eyes….
I often see a mirror of me, of my thoughts within, when I am sorting through the pictures I take. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that I am not a big fan of the city. Those picture are often dark and dreary, towering over me.
Likewise when I photograph places that bring me comfort, I tend to emphasize color, light, and wide open spaces as far as I can see.
Photographing out in nature, I am often focused on the natural beauty of wildlife, adding a gentle feel and softness that we can almost touch.
Perhaps it is more than quacking like a duck that makes people realize it is a duck. (Yeah, that thought came out of nowhere…)
Recently I have begun to notice this same thing with writers, except the look inside of them is created with their words. You can tell the difference when they are writing about something they are passionate about, as opposed to when they write because they feel they need to for business reasons.
If our actions show the world who we are inside, I wonder if we are aware of exactly what it is we are showing people. Is it within our control? Or, something that just happens? Or, perhaps I just overthink things. 😉
Nope, I haven’t reached a conclusion yet. Today was just a day of meandering thoughts. Yup, I have those kind of days often and I am okay with that…
P.S. A special shout out to all my friends who are participating in day 15 of the V7N 30 Day Blog Challenge. I know you can do it!