I never know what my eye is going to be drawn too. There's always the obvious....expected shots....my kids.....flowers....leaves. But then there are things that are unexpected, things that I'm not necessarily searching out. You know what I mean right? How many times how you've been just walking along going about your business and something catches your eye...it makes you stop and do a double take. It's an observation of perhaps a relationship between things such as the tree reflection and a car window. It's those moments that pop up and make us pause for a moment. Those are the shots that I feel down deep in my soul. It's not something I plan for....it's not something I search for....it's something that finds me.
As I look through some of these shots I notice a similar theme. They are all photos of relationships although rarely are people involved. This shot was the vignette created by the turquoise chair and the ivy covered fence. It was more than just a photo of a chair, a fence and some ivy. It's the relationship between all three and the story that it tells.
This is a simple staircase leading to indoor soccer fields where I spend many of my Saturdays. The grass shadows on the stairs stopped me dead in my tracks as I fished out my iphone from my purse. It was a photo that I had to take. A moment that was meant for me to see. As other soccer parents rushed around me I stood, composed and captured. I was thankful for that brief moment to pause and acknowledge something that I thought was beautiful even though it was just concrete, metal and weeds.
Keep your eyes open for the unexpected. Become an observer in your day to day world.