I will always remember the one time I hired a photography tutor when I was still in auto. We met for only one day and he never mentioned my camera controls, which is what I was hoping for. Instead he said something that I’ve always remembered: “Don’t just take a photo because that is just a record. Express yourself and make art.”
I think about that statement a lot and believe we never really arrive; we are constantly on the journey making adjustments within to express a more complete self. Along life’s journey, I’ve noticed it seems a lot of the time we get what we need but not always what we want. It’s up to us to see the big picture and to realize that even a step back can ultimately be a step forward.
It’s not how big your steps are or how fast they are…it’s about taking the step in the first place, appreciating the meaningful things along the way, and never ever giving up! That’s my path in photography and life!
I love this quote by Dewitt Jones: “Our deepest inspirations come from not looking to others but from looking within”.
We have so many hills around here which make hiking a challenge sometimes….wait…a lot of the times. Seems the good things in life never come easy! If we have intent we can do almost anything!
Looking across the valley I had a sense of accomplishment. I wanted to stand there and revel in it a bit. With this achievement was a great feeling of satisfaction and freedom. I’m the little engine that could! And ohhhhh what a view from the hill!
View from the Hill – Taken on my iPhone
A long road to climb but great things await for those who have intent and perseverance.
It’s been so incredibly hot here lately. Ugh! The heat along with the California fires and the world news are enough for me to throw my hands up in the air. But then all of a sudden something makes me smile…
This little guy was so cute sitting on this fence, and I swear he was looking at me! Don’t you think? He had such an innocent look about him too which is a look that’s hard not to feel good about. 🙂
I find that it’s the little things in life that make me smile. Hope you are smiling today!