A couple of weeks ago, Jessica posted the first of her Self Assignment photography projects. Since I was about 281645 posts behind in my Google reader, I totally missed out on submitting something, but I haven’t been able to get the theme out of my mind.
You can interpret the theme however you like, but what I took it to mean was a literal change in perspective. Sometimes life is just so go, go, go. We see everything as a big picture but forget to pause and focus of the finer details in life.
I’ve been a little stressed lately and as I sat around the other day, I realized that what I needed was just of a change in perspective.
Then I thought, what better way to do that than to immerse myself in a bit of nature’s beauty?
So I went to the park by my house…you know, the one I got lost in for about two hours after I first moved into the neighborhood? Well, the good news is, I’ve learned from my mistakes and I paid a bit more attention to where I was going this time…
Plus I had pictures to act as my “breadcrumbs” 😉
The entry to the park from my neighborhood
And one of the only “bigger picture” perspectives that I shot.
After that, I changed my focus…
There were so many things I noticed that day that I wouldn’t have seen had I just gone for a hike.
I loved the way you could literally see autumn taking over in all the colors of the leaves.
And of course it was just nice to sit a while and listen to the stream.
After spending about an hour in the park shifting my focus, I started back to the house.
But not before I felt some eyes focussing in on me!
What do you do when you feel you need to “shift your focus”?
That’s awesome! We were jogging this morning (early, light was just beginning to dawn), and I saw something ahead. I said to Erik “is that…?” and next thing we know, three deer are jumping through the field we’re jogging by. Their hind legs and tails going so high! Beautiful picture 🙂
oh my gosh. seriously. heather these are GORGEOUS!!!
Aww, thanks girlie!
I love these, Heather 🙂 You were definitely able to capture some of the finer, more peaceful and yet so easily overlooked details in life. What a great way to relax!
Thank you Jess! I miss you! Hope you are doing well!
This is a beautiful post! I need to do something like this… but Texas fails at fall 😛
I love these photos! I’ve always been a big fan of photos of the texture in trees and plants, and rusty stuff is great too! I don’t like the photo of the spider though… EWWH!
Haha! I’m not a big fan of creepy crawlies either…actually, I don’t do bugs in general…even lady bugs kinda creep me out, but this little guy was just begging for a pic! Just stay off of me and out of my house and we’ll be fine! 😉
Wow, those are really gorgeous photos! You definitely have an eye for photography.