The world is full of reflections. I love to see them in my daily life as they give us a different perspective on what we see. This beautiful reflection of the roses and bushes gave me a good opportunity to talk about 'focus'.
When we focus with our eyes on one thing, we often miss another, as my driving instructor likes to tell me, 'move your eyes around'.When you have a camera in hand, it is easy to be focused on the face of the person you are photographing that you forget to notice something interupting the flow of your picture. I've done it many times.
Watching the documentary on BBC Imagine about Vivian Maier has inspired me to improve my 'hit rate', so rather than taking 10 pictures in the hope that one is perfect, to concentrating harder and making sure the first one is perfect.
In this week's diptych, Sarah spoke about how she had ended up using the first picture she had taken. The first one was just fine, and I realised that I too often do this because of how easy it is on the digital camera. I waste too much time with 'just in case' pictures. I hope if I have the confidence with the time and effort I put into the first picture, I won't feel compelled to take any 'just in case' photos.