Can you feel it?

IMG_20160222_131239 It’s coming!  I can feel it.  Although we might not be out of the woods yet, and March might still have a surprise in store for us, like another snow fall… it really is almost here ~ Spring!

Inspired to do a little spring cleaning, I revisited my photo archives, but instead of cleaning up files, I kept finding images that I had passed up, seeing a whole new potential in them… and instead of cleaning out files, I have now added to my library.  For instance, take these two photos from five years ago: pretty summer flowers and a sweet scene of a mom and her child enjoying a lovely summer day… Eh, right?  No surprise they were relegated to the archives.

momandchild  chanticleer-garden  In all fairness, they are shown here straight out of the camera, no editing.  On their own, they are what you see, not much more.

But together…
beautiful-day

Fast forward five years.  Along with some technical skills I’ve learned along the way and knowing my camera a whole lot better, I would have to say the skill I love developing the most, and the one that is a game changer for me, and the one that continues to surprise me the most… is being able to tell a story ~ the way I see it or more accurately… feel it by being able to add elements… curiosity, imagination, creativity, insight, emotion… whether it be behind the view finder or in post

Would I like to be one of those photographers that can capture a moment, a scene right then and there… see it, feel it, snap it ?  I thought so five years ago, but now… not so much.  I like to play and discover… even if it takes five years to see it or is the result of a happy accident…splat timeline

Happy Leap Day
Until next time,

Maria

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