the problem with photography

In Inspiration, Manifesto, Nature

I love so many things about photography. I love how it has changed the way I see the world and light. I love the adventures it has taken me on. I especially love the people I have met because of our same love for photography.

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There are some problems, however. The cost of film. The cost of gear. Dreaming of lenses. No, really. I had a dream about owning a lens only to wake up and realize it was only a dream. Photography has also stopped me from doing chores.

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Let me explain. Last week I went out to the yard to do some much-needed weeding to our herb garden. I got out my work gloves, my garden tools, and some soothing tunes all ready to pull weeds and harvest some herbs. My garden and the morning light had other plans.

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The sun seemed to be kissing my garden, weeds and all, celebrating the new day. I put down my work gloves and my garden tools and grabbed my camera. I shot away, happily avoiding all weeding. My weeds seemed to dance in the morning light.

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After my distraction, I did go back to my garden. To my surprise, the sage was growing wonderfully under all the weeds! I have been trying to grow sage for months without any luck. I guess it just needed some weeds to cheer it on and some glorious morning light.

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My morning reminded me of our manifesto- We believe in pulling the car over to capture the view.

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While I didn’t need to stop a car, the light and the view made me stop what I was doing and capture the moment. Do you have this problem with photography? Has it changed your eye so that beauty can be found even in the weeds?

 

~Staci Lee

9 Comments

  1. Oh man! So good! I am often teased by my friends for stopping mid-conversation to comment on the light 🙂 Yes – I have this same problem with photography! 😉 I feel so blessed even in this!

  2. I don’t consider it a problem whatsoever when light or the perfect frame captures my attention (and my camera’s). Very sensible, Staci. 😉

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