While driving to the bank this past Saturday, a small group of canadian geese sitting on an iced over pond caught my eye. My first thought and reaction was to reach for my camera, pull over and take a photo. I didn’t have my dear camera with me.
When something catches my eye, it generates a feeling and a response within me. I want to capture that feeling in a photograph and convey and share that feeling with others. "this is me, this stirs me, do you feel what I feel?”
Photography has been in my life for a long time. Years ago I took a photography class and learned how to develop photos in a darkroom. Many times I went out with a camera in hand, looking forward to taking photographs.
I appreciate the freedom of digital photography. If the photo doesn’t turn out the way I had hoped it would, I can delete it. And it satisfies my need to create. Editing the photos is the icing on the cake.
My initial response to the question – why do you photograph was “because I have to”. But that’s not quite right. But, I do have to be creative. And photography fills that need quite nicely.
I went through my house and took photographs of some of the things that I’ve painted, sewn, refinished and made.
I think it’s an appropriate photo for this post. ♥