BE STILL...and SEE Photography

Reflecting on who I am...what is important to me...and the gifts I offer the world, I have reorganized this PhotoSchmoozer blog into separate pages for your viewing. I am about so much...people - relationships - drums and rhythms and especially photography...and I realize that although separate, they are all so INTEGRATED into the Whole of who I am!! It's a very peaceful thought and I am thankful for the intuitive gift to see the connections and the relationships. Enjoy the journey through the blog...and WELCOME.
Contemplative photography is about being totally present and seeing exactly what is before you, without filters or judgment. It is about seeing with your heart.Doesn't everyone see what is before them? Not really. You may see a candle on a table. Do you also see the shadows it creates? Or the reflections that the light casts on it? Or it's underlying shape and form?

DRUMS, Rhythms and Relationships

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Staying with the Familiar - Seeing the New

It was a great day...out and about to see the beauty of colors...and now time to sit quietly in my office ready to see what I had seen.  Could the camera see what my eye saw?  Maybe so...sometimes what I see stays in my heart and the camera never is the partner - and that is ok.  Really ok.
   All of a sudden I looked up and smiled - it was getting dark outside yet little Light was still here with me and the shadows of the curtains were totally fascinating.  I never had to go far and still I was still and saw...just is so simple.
Then my eyes moved down about a foot and I really sat there looking at the suncatcher we bought when we were shopping for our son's wedding present.  I saw it with a different perspective and noticed the colors as the light caught them.  Suncatcher indeed!!
Then I glanced up and out the window - it was time for sunset - yes sunset at 6PM and I was sitting in one of the most special places to get a front row seat - my desk chair.  Remember what the sky looks like with the bright and glaring sun...enough light to brighten our world!  But what brings me awed vision is what happens to the sky once the sun goes below the horizon and then gives us an awesome light show.  Tonight I saw pinks and reds and oranges like I haven't seen in quite awhile.  Oh what a gift to end a pretty perfect day.  My point...there is EXTRAORDINARY in the ORDINARY - there is spectacular vision right in front of our eyes all the time IF we simply take the time to BE STILL and SEE.  please remember this...just do.
And I promise that you will never - yes never - be disappointed!  Trust me and believe what is right in front of you. 

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