Still Learning To See

Seeing outside the viewfinder

I got out and early this morning when I noticed a dull red glow in the eastern sky. Even long before sun up the color was promising an amazing show to come.

A walk up the hill proved to be good exercise for both body and soul. As I watched the developing sunrise, however, I noticed that I just wasn’t seeing it. Instead I was framing it! Not that that is all bad but I enjoyed just putting my camera down and looking at the whole sky with my “super wide-angle” eyes.

While my mind often crops a scene, nearly always I would not trade being out in the cold and wind actually seeing the rising sun for a photograph of the same sunrise. Life doesn’t always fit inside the viewfinder.

This entry was published on December 5, 2011 at 7:38 am. It’s filed under Photograph, Sunrise, Trees, Winter and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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