Shaping UpOctober 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Bun, Giggles, Lollipop, Photo Tuesday | 14 Comments
Tags: Beauty, Children, Creativity, Expats, Life, Motherhood, Perspectives, Photography, Shapes, Travel
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” — Georgia O’Keeffe
Did I tell you our camera got stolen? In Madrid. At the airport. In literally the last minutes of our year in Europe.
We realized it on the plane. 32,000 feet over the Atlantic. When there was nothing to do but wait for the complimentary snack basket and choke down a tiny bottle of free Cabernet.
I’ve missed it. I didn’t realize how much. (The camera, not the Cabernet.)
There’s just something about clicking to manual, cranking up the ISO, and opening the aperture. Everyday colors and shapes and patterns suddenly appear, amplified, in ways my eyes just don’t notice without a viewfinder. It’s mind-altering, literally, how looking through a camera helps me see the beauty in my own life.
Oh, yes, I’ve missed it.
What do you see when you look through your camera? What helps you notice the blessings in your life? And do you go for the free Cabernet or the free Zinfindel on international flights?
See more shapes at Beth’s.