Sunday, December 5, 2010

Reverb 10 - December 4th

December 4: Wonder
How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

this prompt was a little difficult for me to comprehend at first. I wasn't exactly sure what it was asking, and more importantly, I had no idea how to answer the question. I thought about skipping it and moving on to the December 5th prompt, and then it hit me. what's one thing I've been passionate about this year? what's the one thing I've strived to learn more about and experiment with? that's simple... photography.

I believe my sense of wonder has been awakened by my recent hobby of photography. I carry my camera around with me everywhere, and I'm always on the lookout for the perfect composition. since I began using my dSLR camera, I've noticed that I observe the world around me in a different way. instead of just looking at my environment, I'm really perceiving it, and I'm constantly thinking of new ways to capture what I see. I'm studying the depths of my surroundings, all the while attempting to document what I'm viewing and how it fits into my life. 

I've always been an artistic soul, and it's no surprise that photography turned out to be such a passion for me. everything I see is something to be photographed and made more interesting. something that can be turned into beauty, even though it may not seem so beautiful at first glance. something ordinary made to be something imaginative and brilliant. a simple, everyday object established as something new and extraordinary. 

my sense of wonder and fascination with the world has truly been provoked this year with photography. watching the world from a camera lens has changed the way I see things, and my recent affection for this new hobby has helped me to release some of the creativity that often seems to be hidden and trapped inside. it feels amazing to do something creative and inspiring on a regular basis again.

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