The day before I made this photo, I walked past this tree six times and didn’t really notice it. It was just a boring tree in a field.
It wasn’t until the fog came and obscured the landscape that the tree showed me it’s beauty. Unable to distinguish anything else, the simple outline of the tree branches came into view – mystical, ghostly, and ethereal.
Sometimes in order to really see, we need to prevent ourselves from seeing anything but the beauty that is there, plainly visible in front of us. Block out the other things, and focus on what is good and beautiful.
Now that the fog showed me how, perhaps I can learn to do it on my own.
Larry Ehemann says
Love the composition and impressed with your skills in capturing this photo.
David Thomas says
I just finished reading your “Before the Shutter…”. It was excellent. I consider m;yself a skilled travel photographer (non-professional) and I thought I had perfected it about as good as I could. But you gave me a lot of insights and helpful information.
Thanks. I’ll be reading more of your work !
A really stunning photo.
Anne you truly inspire! Thanks for sharing. I learn so much just be following your posts. Donna
Janeen @ Green Global Travel says
Awesome post about noticing the beauty in front of us. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture and your thoughts behind the experience.
Wonderful shot, Anne.
elaine kelly says
amazing site my favourite yet
Your tree-in-the-fog photo is beautiful, as are these words of yours: “Sometimes in order to really see, we need to prevent ourselves from seeing anything but the beauty that is there, plainly visible in front of us. Block out the other things, and focus on what is good and beautiful.” Place the words on the photo … a terrific poster!
What a great message Anne. I posted the link over on my Tsū page and got an immediate share. I think it will resonate with many creatives.