Poppies and Snow
NOTES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS:
It is interesting for me as a photographer, to note that our eyes take in so many details when we look at a scene. From side to side and top to bottom, there is usally a lot to look at and process. Sometimes a scene is glorious everywhere I look. Often, however, I see both pleasent and distracting objects in a scene that all vie for my attention. But when I look through the lens of a camera, point it in one direction or another, zoom in or out, I can narrow down to what I really want to focus on and enjoy looking at, without distraction. In this case, I can ignore the trampled poppies next to me, (not caused by me!), the bikes laying on the ground just out of the frame to the right, the painter and his easel to the left, and the new houses being built on the hill that would be in my photo if I had pointed my camera in a different direction.
Sometimes we have to readjust our viewpoint in some way, to really see the beauty hiding in plain sight!