This image is another photo taken at the Memorial Day Weekend auto show that I’ve mentioned in previous posts.
One of the things I like about photography is that the goal is not simply to capture an image as it is, but also the emotions or experience of the moment. That’s one of the reasons why I believe photography can be so magical.
Throughout most of my daily life, I view everything from a six-foot perspective with fairly good eyesight. Photography reminds me that my daily perspective is but one of many. A camera in my hand provides me an excuse to do things I normally wouldn’t think about in daily life — to lay on my stomach, to squint closely at or past a subject in my foreground, to focus on a specific texture or color, or to think about what should or should not be in the image.
And what I learn and experience in photography carries direct application into real life. It reminds me that my perspective or opinion is but one of many. Even things that I would consider absolute Truth are processed through my perspective and compressed out the other side as opinion. And the same is true for everyone else around me.
So I can either attempt to force my opinions on others or learn to view life from other perspectives even if I may not agree with the resulting opinions.
Photo taken with a Nikon D40x in Glendora, CA. Post in Capture NX2 and Photoshop CS4.