I enjoy mornings like this one. Out in nature, seeing the sun rise in a pretty spot, or handsome birds posing in lovely light – with my camera along to hopefully capture an impression of a gorgeous moment in front of me.
Before the pandemic, most of my photography excursions were with other people along to share the sights and experience. Now, it’s rare to go out with anyone else. Sometimes there are other folks around, but I’m mostly by myself seeing beautiful things that no one else sees (even if there’s someone else there!).
Going out alone is good for concentration and getting into a “photography flow“. But going out with others is also good.
When I made all of the images in this post (and many of the photos in recent posts), I was the only one there to witness what I photographed. I’m grateful that the universe arranges these scenes for me, but it seems like a lot of trouble for an audience of one.
I suppose that’s not the right way to think about it. It’s not about me / us. The universe goes about its business regardless of whether any one or thing is there to observe (let’s set aside metaphysics and quantum mechanics for now).
It’s not creating things just for us. Although it seems like it if we’re the only one there.
Isn’t it incredible that even in an urban area like Central Florida we can still at times enjoy nature in uncrowded or even empty places.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Please be kind, take care of yourselves and each other – and if you can, get out and make some photos! Maybe I’ll see you out there!
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3 thoughts on “Just for me?”
The Reddish with the reflection is gorgeous! Why do I never see one of those here, I wonder! And we sure don’t see many people out on the trails. Most of the time we don’t see anyone at all. It just makes me wonder why more people don’t get out and enjoy nature. I think it’s sad! I try to encourage my friends and neighbors to go to the preserves and forest trails. One neighbor asked me…aren’t there bugs out there? Well, there’s that! Better stay inside. hahahahaha! Enjoy your week!
Thank you Diane! I don’t see too many Reddish Egrets either, although I often spot one or two along Black Point Wildlife Drive.
I agree – it’s a shame that more people don’t take advantage of our preserves, trails, and parks. And the bugs aren’t too bad right now, so that’s no excuse!
I hope you have a good week too!
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