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The Journey

June 8, 2017


As I delve further and further into photography, experiment with my camera and seek advice from far more experienced photographers, I find that the journey toward knowledge is just as engaging, invigorating and exciting as the destination.  Now that I am beginning to understand the different settings on my camera, the different terminologies, I am beginning to seek that perfect composition. The Journey.  I do a lot of driving through country Victoria and am constantly surprised and pleased by the beauty and I wonder. As people are rushing toward their destination, are they seeing the beauty around them?  Even driving through the night, when you can’t see anything, as the light illuminates the road ahead you catch glimpses, a mouse running across the road, a fox running back into the bush, the kangaroo sitting ominously by the side of the road waiting for who knows what (with me just hoping it does not decide at that moment to cross the road),or when it rains, the frogs jumping across the road, the way rain drops are caught by the lights of the car.  I want to record it all, but I do get that it might be a little dangerous to drive and photograph at the same time …. Photography is opening my eyes and making me look, making me see, making me think …. I begin to believe that photography is kind of like life, as you drive along the road you see something that would make a great shot.  You can either stop and take the picture, take the opportunity or, and I have done this often, think I will see that again so I will stop next time.  But will there ever be a next time? Is the destination so important that to stop and seize an opportunity to take that picture simply does not matter? I have begun to live this philosophy and am beginning to get some really beautiful pictures and, at the same time, I feel the beauty as well as see it.  Take a moment, look around you when you are out, find a moment or find the beauty and allow yourself to feel it as well.  You may be surprised and how good it feels.

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