It has been an amazing journey since it dawned on me that my passion was nature photography . Dawned being the word as a large part of my work is now getting up in the early dawn and capturing the sunrise.
A routine has been set getting up to the sunrise walk each morning and I must admit it was comfortable to have it to do every morning something to add to the Rainbow Farm Photography Facebook Page. Being comfortable is not always a good thing and it brings you a narrow line of sight.
Do you notice that your day is set with routines and set things to do and places to be ? We are set on our preset journey and rarely move off that set line. Get the kids to school , do the shopping , get home do housework or go to work. I was finding that I had finally got a routine on the go with my photography and thought that was fantastic. Until….
One of my wonderful followers on my facebook page suggested one of the days of the week ..monday.. could be a day that the members of my page set me an assignment to go photograph something they decide.
This week I was given the task of photographing a bird in flight and you know it was amazing how it changed my world around.
Take on the task with relish and a little bit of fear I had to actually look around at a different world not one involving the sun. I hadn’t done that in so long I used to get out and take photos of the birds constantly at the beginning of my photographic journey.
Since I had got my routine of sunrise and sunsets I forgot of all the beauty inbetween. It was a joy to rediscover it all on monday and take the time to follow the birds around the house trying to catch them in flight not an easy task.
I can always count on the 28 parrots to oblige though they love to sit up in the dead tree branches out the front of Rainbow farmhouse.
Take time out of your day to look around routine certainly has its place if I hadn’t set the routine of something different each day for my facebook page then I would never have found out the joy of taking the above shot. Take time to enjoy the beauty of nature and the variety of it and if routine is such a easy thing for you set yourself a routine to search for it. I find I daily now look at how the sun is positioned and how many birds fly across my path also the clouds are a constant enjoyment finding funny and interesting images in them.
Set yourself a mission today… count how many birds you see …. Find the funniest image in the clouds you can .. get the kids involved and your friends have a good laugh …. and most of all enjoy the sun even on a rainy day because it can bring a beautiful rainbow which also was another assignment for monday
In Closing take time out of your day or during your rushing around to notice the world around you : )