When I am out with my camera I am 99.9% of the time in the moment.
The lens helps me to focus, be present and observe my surroundings . What a great way to practice; I have so much to be thankful for. Why do I forget that? Oh yeah, cause I’m a damn human on the path to enlightenment – no more or less an asshole than the rest of the planet.
With my camera, I slow down, my breathing becomes more integrated, I begin to notice the subtleties and I feel more centered. I definitely feel more connected to my surroundings.
The trick is that I don’t go out to photograph anything in particular. I just go for a hike, a walk, a ride in the car, etc. There is no preconceived idea of what needs to be done – there is just an openess to explore the world around me. There is no particular subject matter that is assigned, just an observing mind. No prejudgement regarding the subject, the lighting, the composition. Just a willingness to pay attention and discover.
Here’s a few of today’s results: