In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”
Today I traveled for work and forgot my camera. Having the camera in my car is always a fun way to travel because it makes the trip pleasant and allows me to live in the moment when slowing down to click. Also, it allows me to see things from different angles as I move around the subject being photographed to examine it. Each photo can seem very different due to the angle, lighting, whether it is a macro or micro shot. For this week’s challenge I decided to take the camera with me tonight when I traveled to my home town for a book club (really just getting together with friends and my niece).
I began with the railroad bridge that spans the Hudson River. People have come to this location since my earliest memory to photograph the bridge in different seasons. My favorite being autumn however every season has its special qualities.
This bridge has been a large part of my life and my family’s as well since my father, mother, their friends, my sister, aunt and uncles have all worked for several railroad companies. We passed this bridge everyday since I was a small child but this was the first time I actually got out of the car to take photos up close and personal. Love the lines, colors and entire structure of this old bridge which recently had some repairs made. I don’t think this bridge will be retired for a long time to come.
Sometimes we pass structures and never give them a second glance or even acknowledge their existence. If you live near structures and never really think about them, maybe today or tomorrow you will allow yourself to slow down and pay attention to your surroundings. Visit your hometown or where you currently live as a visitor and enjoy all the blessings that are part of your daily life. Take your camera with you and really see your environment closer and at different angles. You will be glad that you took the time to notice and become aware or your surroundings. If you have children, take them with you and teach them to slow down and appreciate all that is around them on a daily basis. Sometimes the best vacations are those in which we learn more about ourselves and our own community.
Please share if you have noticed anything in your own community through this week’s photo challenge. I would love to hear about your experience.
Love and Light!