I know I've said this before but it really means so much to me that I don't mind being repetitive.
The thing I love the most about being an avid photographer is how it changes and develops the way I see everything. I compose scenes as I wait for a traffic light to change. I see color in new ways. I appreciate peeks and splashes of color that others might not even notice.
These 2 shots are a perfect example. I was parked across the road from a small park. Nothing remarkable about my immediate view of the park - just lots of trees and bushes. Nothing remarkable about where I was parked - just asphalt and a fence.
Then I noticed ...
you can click to enlarge either photo. if you enlarge the top shot you'll notice a wee bit of blue from the base of the lamp post peeking out thru the bushes. I know it may sound sappy but a detail like that really touches me.
Since I'm being all gooshy mushy anyway I'll share with you all how photography helps battle depression and anxiety - it takes you out of yourself and into the shot you're composing. It helps with chronic pain because you get to focus out and away from yourself. Anyone can do it - all you need is your eyes, one finger to hit the button with and any level of camera.
My final bit of schmaltz is that I am so pleased that MID WEEK BLUES has grown. When JIM suggested I join there was usually 3 or 4 people posting each week. Now it's double digits.
Rebecca is a lovely host and an inspiring photographer and I hope MID WEEK BLUES continues to grow.