A PLEASANT SURPRISE

That’s what it was when Cheri Lucas Rowlands of Word Press contacted me a while back and asked if I would contribute a post on Point of View to the Daily Post Photography 101 series. So I worked on it, which was fun, and here we are. I am frankly uncomfortable about climbing up on the roof to blow my own horn, but it seems I’d be missing something not to mention it here.

So if you’re not a subscriber to the Daily Post series, please feel free to have a look at the post.

It sums up some of my ideas about photography. And maybe life, too.

I can’t imagine a post without an image – I just can’t do it!

So here’s one. I shot this at Tolmie Creek in Mount Rainier Park last year and played with the image today, exaggerating it to express a feeling of being caught off balance by the notion of being published.

Thank you to everyone who has come here and encouraged me, especially to the many people who leave interesting, thoughtful comments. Lately I don’t visit as many blogs as I have in the past, so it’s good to know that most people don’t seem to require that one “like” their posts in order for them to “like” one’s own post.Β  But I try to keep that balance when I can. The blogosphere (how I hate that word), is an enriching, provocative place, but we need to remember to step back from the computer, relate to flesh and blood people, and get outdoors!


41 comments

  1. Congratulations Lyn and a most well deserved honour! Your images have such depth and richness to them and somehow, in the fabulous swirl of the blogging process, they are quiet spots for thought, learning and enrichment. Thank you so much!

    • I value your friendship Patti. I really enjoy your blog (as you know, partly because it keeps me connected with NY, but it’s mostly your way with the camera). So I listen to your thoughts, and this is quite a compliment. Throwing a deep bow your way!

  2. Some great advice you offer at the Daily Post. Some I may put to use when I get bored with the beach scenes.
    On another note, know what you mean about trying to keep up with all the wonderful blogs out there in the bloggy world ( is that better than blogosphere?)

  3. Congratulations BB ! You have a lovely photographic blog here it’s always a pleasure to visit.. Alongside your images the thoughtful observations on your own posts and others are welcomed by many .
    It can get a little frantic trying to keep up with everyone … but I don’t see anyone disappearing from here in a hurry … πŸ˜‰
    Take care .

    • Very frantic…thanks for stopping by and saying “Hi” – you know I enjoy your posts, too, very much. It’s so satisfying to have the sense of kindred souls out there in other countries, far away, in different circumstances yet somehow sharing an aesthetic.

  4. I enjoyed your feature piece on the Daily Post, congratulations! You have a natural instinct for beauty that you capture in your photography. I’m inspired every time I visit your blog!

  5. Congratulations on being published! I too have enjoyed your post for photography 101 (which I really need!!!) & will be posting my attempts shortly… I will ping back here too so you can see. Well done & I love your photos!, xx

  6. Coming back to say how beautifully you did it. πŸ™‚ The technical aspects are beyond me ( I love that swivelling lens, and get so cross when I’m trying to shoot plants and they WILL wave about!) but your work always stops me in my tracks.

    • Hi Jo! thanks – the experiments certainly don’t always work, but it’s always worth a try. Make lemonade out of lemons & all that. Thanks for your thoughts. Oh, and the technical elements don’t really have to be too complicated. Just play with something new once in a while!

  7. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View | Day One

  8. Congrats, Lynn! You are right about the correlation between life and photography. You seem willing to look at things at all angles – I imagine you are the same way in life. Your image of Tolmie Ck is mesmerizing.


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