Cricket's Thoughts

Meandering Thoughts

The City Towering Over Me

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.

The Beach And Sky As Far As I Can See

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.

Beauty In Nature

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. πŸ˜‰

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…

Cricket Walker

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!

V7N Blog Challenge

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  • Reply M.-J. Taylor January 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    You see so clearly! Sometimes I feel you can see right through me.

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      I have never quite decided if it is a gift or a cross to bear, but I tend to “sense” people, who they are inside…

  • Reply Helen January 17, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Somehow I like the darkness of your city picture (though I don’t know what that says about me). πŸ™‚ And, good point about what our writing reveals about us. I think you are right, I, too, prefer reading writings that reveal real people. With this writing challenge we’re on, I’ve been finding that the deadlines force me to be more real and less censored, which I’m starting to feel is a good thing..

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      LOLOL! I love the darkness too, so I reckon inside I am a bit mixed up. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Snerdey January 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Careful using that “sense” you feel about people. Cause, that’s what it is.. sense. Fact’s are the only thing business can build solid from. Same thing applies to many other things in this world. I agree that when blogging about something your passionate about it’s easy to blab on πŸ™‚

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      That “sense” has served me well for many years. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Ruth January 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Cricket, I just love your photography! What an eye! I can’t even take a picture with my cell phone- lol. Thanks for pushing the 30 day challenge. I fell off the wagon a couple of times, but I’m back on it, usually the next day!

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you! BTW I can’t get a decent shot with a cell phone either! πŸ™‚

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