Nature is its own truth . . . read more below
When I think of the word ‘nature‘ it evokes an abundance of words to flood into my mind, beautiful, fierce, peaceful, breathtaking, unforgiving, magnificent, thrilling, harsh, heart-stopping and impressive. From the tiniest blade of grass to the mightiest mountains, from the peaceful trickle of water to the unforgiving storms and waves in our oceans. Nature fascinates me, it leaves me speechless, nature is so much more than we can see with the naked eye, and far too great to ever hold in our grasp, but what we do see is awe inspiring.
I find it irresistible, I want to reach out and touch it, to feel the smoothness of a shiny green leaf, the softness of a rose petal, the cold of the snow. When I see beauty I want to capture it, I will stop the car just to photograph an open paddock, a tree standing alone in a field, or a golden sunset. I see beauty everywhere I look, and I drive my children crazy when I have to stop and take photographs way too often, although they are getting as camera crazy as their father and me these days.
I think for me photographing nature gives me a chance to reflect, I can sit quietly with nature (except when I have three little people calling me). We can stop, observe, reflect on life, on who we are, why we are here. I am quite a philosophical person, I am a deep thinker, a blessing and a curse, and I think when we are photographing nature we can’t rush it, we need to immerse ourselves in it and appreciate it. I am am amateur, but I don’t pretend to be anything else, I love taking photos, to me it is a personal thing and I don’t think we need to do it for anyone’s approval, if you love taking photographs then do it, with whatever camera you have. I hope you enjoy my photos, I know they don’t compare to great photographers, but it doesn’t matter, what matters is that I am choosing to do something I love, and I hope it inspires you to do the same,
be your own truth, mg