The subtleties of life are what differentiates the special from the mundane. If one takes time to look around at the simple things in the world, it is there, I believe, that much of the beauty of life can be found. The glint of sunlight off thawing icicles, the smooth sound of distant waves, the smell of autumn leaves, are all subtle signs of this beauty. God has left his mark on this world in so many amazing ways, but it is only with clarity of focus that one can better appreciate such things.
Photography is a lot like that. So many times it is tempting to try to be in the most amazing places at the most amazing times. Yet, often it is the overlooked subtle things in life that make for some of the most amazing images.
I was having a discussion today about the fact that photography really never fails in its continued ability to re express itself in terms of deriving meaning out of pictures. I think that is what separates photography out from so many other pursuits. I could walk the same streets a thousand times, and I feel as though I am still able to find interesting photos that either serve to teach me new things, or generate interesting connections or emotions relating to life itself.