Fact: If I look to hard, I won’t see it. Has this ever happen to you? For example, I really want a pair of cool leather boots. I know exactly what I want, heel height, color, . . . stylish but comfortable, and a price that won’t put me in the poor house. Seriously, somebody out there must make a pair that meets all my criteria. Two years of searching and I still haven’t found that perfect pair. Am I trying too hard?
This is even truer for me when it comes to my photography. I noticed this with last month’s photo club’s scavenger hunt. When I went out to find the items (look up, fresh, and metal), I just couldn’t see them or, if I did, honestly, they just didn’t meet my criteria for being interesting enough. But when I reversed it and matched random photos I had taken to the items … Wa-la! There they were. This month’s challenge is not much different. It’s a letter search (you know where you take a photo of something that looks like a letter and then spell a word). Once again, as soon as I stopped looking for the perfect letter, i.e. the perfect shot, they started appearing like magic. I promise, I’ll share my letters in a couple of weeks. But for now, here are last month’s finds: look up, fresh, and metal.
And who knows, maybe this will be the year I find that perfect pair of boots too!