The camera makes you forget you’re there. Its not like you’re hiding, but you forget, you are just looking so much. ( Annie Leibowitz 1949 )
How true these words spoken many years ago proved to be in my life.
After experiencing many changes and heartsore in my life for the past year, looking so much that I forget was just what I needed. Constantly looking at my surroundings to see the beauty and to capture it through the lense of a camera, forced me to remember and see that life is still good and beautiful.
It has been a lifelong dream of mine to own a good camera and to learn to use it properly. Now at last I am on the way to fulfilling this dream. The camera is bought and I am learning to put it to good use.
In stead of just walking past everyday life and everyday objects around me I am more aware of my surroundings. My eyes are always on the lookout for beautiful shapes, colours and textures. I look at the world around me with new eyes, always consciously looking for that one view to capture.
When I feel alone, bored or just need to be uplifted, looking so much that I forget brings joy to my life. I still need to learn so much. Having to remember and learn about F stops, shutter speed, ISO, light exposure,composition,to mention but a few aspects of photography needed to capture a great picture, keeps my mind alert and occupied.
One day I might reach the point where I can do justice to the heading of this post and be able to say: ” I came, I saw, I captured”.
In the meantime, I will keep learning, looking, practising and sharing some of my pictures here.