A deepening interest in photography and following certain blogs (like this one) has me seeing things differently these days. I’m looking at the world with a more mindful lens.
I had an overnight stay at a Heathrow Airport hotel before a long flight from London back home to Houston. Stepping into the hallway to head to dinner, I realized I needed to go back in my room and grab my camera to get a picture of the seemingly endless walk to the elevators.
That hallway reminded me of the opening sequence of old Get Smart TV show. As a kid, I was fascinated with that long hallway.
For the next photo, I had to settle for my iPhone, hurriedly retrieved from the bottom of my carryon bag. This angular shot is looking down the escalator (I call it the ‘down’scalator) headed toward the Heathrow Terminal 2 gate where my plane was waiting.
I felt the same in both settings, like the angles in front of me were pulling me toward something.
The ride down the escalator was long enough to create a haiku.
gliding toward home
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From this certain blog. 🙂 You are doing well because you are letting the scene teach you about the picture.
Yes, I remember your advice: “Don’t take the picture, let the picture take you!” It’s funny, that really works, even in the editing stage. The Edinburgh pic with the bus, for example…I spent 30 minutes trying to crop it to what I *thought* the picture was about and remove part of a building, but I was never happy enough to call it done. I finally realized that the subject of the picture was the thing that had caught my eye in the first place, the bright yellow building, and the action of the bus moving into the picture just made it more interesting. Anyway, just validating your comments about the “scene teaching about the picture”…it is literally true. What I’m picking up is how to “listen” to the scene. Slowly. Thanks for all the tips, and keep ’em coming!
You know, a wise musician who has been around for 50 years or so, once said, “after playing a song about 500 times on stage, it teaches you how to play it.” I’m willing to bet a taco that if you look at the same picture a year from now, you’d rework it into something different.
I wouldn’t take that bet, because I KNOW you are right! (Or at least, I hope I would have learned more and be able to see it differently / better.)
Very mart. Hopefully, you’ll keep up this level of passion.
That ‘scalator is so frightening looking I could never get on it no matter what!!! Great Haiku!!!
You make me smile, Anne. I’ll confess that I’ve taken the elevator a time or two when I’ve been heavy-laden. 🙂