Nothing warms my heart on a cold day like a good book and a cup of nice, hot Twining’s Orange Bliss Tea.
In hopes of capturing the “warm fuzzy” of the moment I was enjoying, I took this photograph in natural light, no flash, with my new Samsung camera. It didn’t go so very well. After taking many shots, from various angles, this is the best I could do. Sigh….
This much I can say for sure. I have developed a true respect and appreciation for the knowledge and/or artistic “eye” of a skilled photographer.
I’m learning that so many of the beautiful photographs I enjoy on various blogs like eTravelog, a blog about Michael’s travels through Europe as an au pair with stunning pictures of the Alps, and Eyes to Heart with all her lovely horse and animal pictures, require time and focus – and, yes, great subject matter, too.
Great subject matter is something I DON”T have. My little home is tired and worn out and needs a “face-lift.” And, I’d be happy if I could have one, too. 🙂 (Maybe I just need to smile more…)
Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to travel, which I would dearly love to do given the resources to do so.
Some days my life seems devoid of beauty, so simple and mundane. I’ve come to realize this more and more as I search for beauty through my camera’s lens.
So, is it my world or me who is devoid of beauty?
Is beauty a matter of simple appreciation for where we are and who we are with? Or am I just not looking in the right places? Is beauty first discovered within before one can see it without?
It seems that my blog has now evolved into a personal quest for beauty – and the finding, creating, and appreciation of it.
Who knew on January 1, 2014, that my camera would lead me on an intensely personal journey of self-discovery? Welcome to my self-study course, Finding Beauty 101.