Time to show you some more old friends.
(Photos can be old friends, too, you know.)
Scott Thomas has posted a photo assignment for us here at his blog Views Infinitum.
Please feel encouraged to play along and post your “best” photos of 2011 on your blog.
I am afraid you may learn something–like I did.
I couldn’t begin to choose “best” photos, although some certainly stood out more than others.
Perhaps you, too, will learn that it’s easier to pick “favorites”.
To choose photos which speak to your heart and memory.
Scott did say we could choose photos that had a special memory for us.
All of these photos fill me with delight.
It’s amazing what the camera will capture.
I never really think that it’s “me” taking the pics. It still feels like the camera is taking the pictures and I get to be amazed to see what it decides to share.
Looking back at old photos from old blogs, I am interested to see how pictures that now look–well–not so professional looking–once captured my heart beyond belief.
There is an innocence when you first begin taking photos, when you first begin seeing the world with different eyes.
As we “grow up” photographically, sometimes we begin to assess the photo in more discerning or judgemental ways.
Sometimes I long for the days of photographic innocence when my eye wasn’t as keen, as appraising.
Other times, I am grateful for developing some skill, for a better camera, for learning how to use photo-editing software.
I am grateful to the camera for teaching me better how to “see”.
Learning to truly be present with our world, to see in more detail, can be a lifelong process, can it not?
Wishing us all that the weekend brings us deeper and wider seeing, more delighted seeing, more grateful seeing.
Glad to be on this Planet Earth with all of you!