In Mr. Schoepfle’s Garden, May 2016—1
May 23, 2016
Once I photographed some charming outbuildings down the street and never saw the groundhog looking back at me between them until after I’d printed the photo. I saw her just in time to include her in the title. I never seem to really pay attention to the inner part of the poppy flower until I see it enlarged on the computer. Here is a close crop of the first thing I photographed yesterday as I took a break from packing.
Update of May 25: Don’t you just love serendipity? Look what I found on a piece of paper while clearing off yet another shelf, readying for the Great Move. This is from photographer John Rosenthal:
“Sometimes a photograph offers the photographer a gift he didn’t expect, a marvelous detail—what the eye longing for meaning sees unconsciously, and includes. How wonderful it is that the decision to take a photograph is mysterious—giving us, like love, more than we bargained for.”
Gorgeous! You and Georgia O’Keefe!
May 23, 2016 at 9:44 PM
May 24, 2016 at 11:53 AM
That IS a great quote – and so true, literally and figuratively. It’s happened to me more than once – just recently with the milkweed photo in yesterday’s post. I didn’t see the ants until later. I get so excited sometimes with the everything-ness that I miss those details, even as I shoot. But the quote reminds me that’s OK. Thanks for posting – I enjoy hearing what you’re thinking about.
May 30, 2016 at 1:10 PM
Thanks, Lynn. I knew you’d like that quote. Off to look at your milkweed photo. I’m going to have to subscribe to your blog. I keep thinking I can always click through from your comments, but what if you don’t comment for a while? Will do.
May 30, 2016 at 3:06 PM