Hello, 2017!

The camera is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera.
                                                                        ~ Dorothea Lange

When I started doing photography as a hobby, I soon realized that I was seeing the world in a way I hadn’t since childhood. Pausing to take the time to really notice and see has been the great gift of photography for me. I recently read a wonderful book called Adventures in Seeing by Kim Manley Ort that reminded me of the importance of all this.

As I approach the new year, I know there is no way I can predict what will happen in the world and in my life, but I do know that I want to be happy and present in my own life and with the people I love. I intend to slow down a bit, and take some photographs just for the joy of seeing.

Again- thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments this year. Whether photography is your hobby or not, take some time to stop and SEE- and perhaps take a photo! Best wishes for a new year filled with JOY!


2 thoughts on “Hello, 2017!

  1. This is a wonderfully succinct way of defining the joys of photography. I often hear the comment, “good seeing” at my Camera Club and it makes me want to see more. By the way, good seeing on your choices for photographs to illustrate your essay.

  2. Keep on shooting Melinda. Even though I don’t post a note on each of your photos , I enjoy seeing them. Happy New Year !

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