I realize I’m a bit late, posting for this challenge. However, it seemed so fitting as my mind contemplated this morning while I walked.
See, I have been super focused on macro photos lately. Most of my walks I find myself focused on what is below me, or what may be at eye level that would make an awesome photograph. I have enjoyed seeing so much of nature up close through my macro lens.
This morning I almost took my macro lens, but instead really wanted to take my zoom lens. I was hoping to snap some bird photos. As I discovered, that is easier said than done.
As I meandered down an unfamiliar road, I spent more time looking around me. Looking up at the mountains. Listening to the very vocal and very musical birds all around me. It was cool, not cold, and sunny. I went out earlier since it is warming up. This was one of the most refreshing and spirit lifting walks in quite some time. Almost magical! There were very few cars, and a beautiful breeze.
Because I really have not walked this road, there was so much to see. I did snap a few bird photos as well as a few flower photos. Even happened upon a butterfly. I enjoyed my walk up and over a hill, and down the other side, curious what I might see. Again, a beautiful and flowery morning.
As I headed back, up over the hill and back down the other side, I got a different perspective. The sun was higher. The sunlight in my face now, rather than at my back. Everything looked a little different.
After I bit I looked up. And what did I see? Yes! These two sweet and beautiful horses! I have always loved horses. As a very small child we actually had a Shetland pony. I believe his name was Dusty. I do not remember him, but we have photos.
These two beauties looked right at me, and for several minutes I snapped multiple photos. It made me realize I would love the opportunity to photograph horses. I wish the fence had not been there. However, I believe we connected. It even looks like the light one was laughing and joyful! I so wanted to climb the hill and say hello. But instead we connected through photography.
Had I not been looking up, really looking at my surroundings, I would have missed this magical moment. Yes, this morning was one of my favorites because I remembered to look up and see from a different perspective.
“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.” ~ Alice Walker
Posted for Lens-Artists Challenge #86