I just finished a terrific photography workshop with Brenda Tharp, an inspiring and talented professional photographer from California. Practicing the art of seeing is a central theme in Brenda’s presentations.
During our photo shoot, I wandered the gardens looking for a creative spark and came upon this Sago Palm with its wild center. I found this busy plant difficult to capture as a whole and wasn’t thrilled with the results.
However, as I stood there looking, pondering and trying to see a composition, I noticed this little snail amidst the tangles and composed these close-up shots. If you look closely, you can you see him at the top center waiting for his close-up.
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”~John Lubbuck
“Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.”~ Bill Cosby
“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer” ~Walter De Mulder