The most significant change in my photography since beginning this daily practice is not what I expected. I don’t have a better mastery of my camera or editing software. In fact, almost the opposite is true. I’ve take the majority of pictures using my Canon 7D set on aperture priority using a 50 mm prime lens. I do take the photos in RAW format and almost always use one of the gorgeous presets by Rebecca Lily. A few tweaks and I’m done. No, the most significant change has come in the way I see. I am not sure I can explain . . . but I know this, where I used to look and see nothing, now I see a recognizable moment that speaks to my heart.

I follow along with several friends who take photographs every day just as I do. These photographers are my inspiration. Thank you to Rebecca, and Cathy, and Helen for sharing and teaching.

In Cathy’s most recent post, she recommended a book, My Sunshine Away, which I’ve already requested from the library. And surely the book will be worth the read, if only for this one passage.

"Every moment is crucial. And if we recognize this and embrace it, we will one day be able to look back and understand and feel and regret and reminisce and, if we are lucky, cherish.”
– M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away

Day 93

Day 93