Pursuit of the Picturesque – A Stately Tree

I love waking up to e-mails that make my heart sing. I love waking up to the wind rustling through the trees and warm breezes gently blowing through my window. I love it when I’m at peace and content in the present and yet still expectant and looking forward to the future. I feel so blessed and grateful for life. – Written/taken in May 2010.

Isn’t this a stately tree? I’ve developed a habit of trying to carry a camera with me often, as I never know when I’ll come across the perfect scene to shoot. On the other hand, on those occasions when I don’t have a camera with me, I always try to remember this quote:

There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera.  And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed.  Don’t be bitter because you can’t record it.  Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is!  ~DeGriff

I’m not an expert photographer…yet. But while I enjoy viewing paintings and other forms of crafted art, I especially like photography – perhaps because I know it’s capturing something real.

I’ve followed and friended more photographers than I can count, and what I love is that they all see things a little bit differently, capture scenes from slightly different angles, emphasize different colors and places and subjects. There are classy black and whites, colorful portraits, scenic landscapes…so much variety.

In my Pursuit of the Picturesque posts here on this blog, I hope to contribute in some small way to this collection of beauty and new perspective that photos can bring to life.

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