You won’t look far for something beautiful to photograph in Cancun. It’ll take a while to get a signal strong enough to text/share/post these pictures, though. It doesn’t matter what photographer expert level you bring.
In my case, the category just above knows-most-times-if-his-camera-faces-the-right-way and just below knows-he’s-actually-taken-a-photo.
It doesn’t take an expert to post about photography or list pro tips. It’s not as bad as Canadian hockey teams compiling a video on how to win in the NHL – but it is close. I should defer to other blogs written by people who know an aperture from an apricot.
Instead, I’ll forge ahead with nine categories of beautiful things to photograph.
I found this abandoned sand toy on, shockingly, the beach. In instinctively picked it up. My upbringing leads me to gather sometimes, even if it’s not mine. What if its owner hadn’t gone far? What fortune in another kid finding this would I steal?
I dropped it back in the sand instead.
Do you see them? Two lights here, a mirror there. It’s a face! In my 45th year on this third rock from the sun, I still see them. (Spoiler alert: One of my girls plans a photographic guest post on the places she sees faces look right back at her.)
The sign of a superlative meal: That you become so engulfed in the pageantry of your plate that you forget to slap its last rites on Instagram. Still, I love the idea to share (or save) a pre-meal peek. I wish I’d thought of that for that lunch of sea bass on Saturday afternoon.
Grace asked why I snap so many pictures of her and her sisters.
Who could resist? On the pitch, on the move and in their element, a pic of a kid stunts that locomotive known as growing up, for a second. I learned this weekend of this project that captures life in much the same way, with a second a day.
A sunset behind the Colorado Rockies isn’t the only natural scene worthy of phone media storage space. Grace masters this. We interrupt our disc golf outings at the sight of nature showing off. It’s always worth the time.
The forest and the world at large renders us tiny like nothing else.
Your gaze, down an exhaustive row of classic cars or view from atop a mountain. No one sees the world from your eyes – unless you seize the moment and share it. The rule of thirds plays in harmoniously with this point of view.
7. Your style
Subtle as a favorite color or iconic as Harry Carey’s glasses, style can identify us.
(Even Shaggy could turn brown trousers, a green T-shirt and stubbly chin into a statement.) A believer in the lucky sock, I’ll defend to my last day the magic in just the right sock, worn on just the right day.
They’ve come to define this blog visually.
A stormtrooper stays in my pocket every day, because who knows when the moment arrives? Whether it’s a scene I create or one my daughters play a hand in or even one picked from the royalty-free lineup at photopin.com, it’s an icon here to stay.
What about you? What catches your photographic eye?