There is something I simply adore about the simplicity of; just stepping out of the house, hearing your feet crunch on the crispy grass coated with a layer of pure ice, breathing in the fresh morning air and exhaling as it spirals around your body and just setting off not exactly sure where your legs will take you or what you will find. But this odd beauty I find the most therapeutic of all, taking my camera and just walking in to nature with appreciation and love.
Is it just me that finds action shots very satisfying? Capturing a movement in a still photo, particularly a simplistic one that people don’t tend to think twice about. Lets be honest we are all guilty at jumping in a couple of puddles, the suspense of running up jumping as high as you can then springing down and landing with a gigantic SPLASH…guilty! Its a simple action, but if we think back into the timeline of the origins of water and its necessity to life, how that water got to that puddle through the water cycle, is it really as simple as we may first see? Just because something doesn’t directly affect us as a species, just because we haven’t invented it , and it was there long before our existence doesn’t make it not a complex occurrence, it is of course a wondrous repetitive thing, not to be overlooked.
The Sun and Light
It is hard to capture the glory of the sun due to its intense brightness, we all are taught we should never look at the sun directly in the eye. But this photo,for me, captures what the sun gives us as a gift everyday, life. Not just in the form of animals such as ourselves, but plants, crops to feed us. Without the Sun the process of photosynthesis could not occur after all. So thus I give to you The Sun, Mother of all life.
Obsessed with Puddles
Photos like these always make me laugh no matter if they were taken by a complete an utter amateur like me, or the best photographer in the world, because although these photos look interesting and capture what the photographer wanted to show in the photo, the true reality is that that person was squatting by a muddy puddle for some time, whilst many people walked past giving the oddest looks and all to try to capture it to not just be a muddy puddle. But what I admire about these types of photos is someone saw the potential within the simplicity to even bother. With that I will just leave you with this image, reminding you to look closer and not just see things as, ‘just a muddy puddle’.
Anyone would think I love wasting hours of my time taking detailed photographs of flowers that no one really cares about…well I kinda do.
Just look at the pollen almost balancing on the very tip, each petals uniqueness astounds me, then again I guess if you’d stood there trying to take this photograph for a good half an hour you’d be appreciating flowers individuality more too. The thing of the matter is that flowers are quite more complex than people realize. The biological view on a plant shows plants to not be as simplistic as what we might first think, it only shows to me that there are two sides to every life, aesthetically and biologically speaking, complexity hides with in the simplest of life derivations.
The Season of the Snowdrop
Imperfection is realistic beauty within all things.
A Philosophical outlook
My on going studying of the philosophical perspective on the world opens up my mind to see and challenge things in different lights. Honestly, I am not the most religious of people but I am intrigued into the culture of all religions and understanding them as much as I can, but saying that, there are some teachings with in religions which I find make me pause and think at things such as these rocks above. Within the religion of Christianity you can find the teleological argument which is otherwise known as the design argument, It was founded by a guy named William Paley, and although you may not empathize with the religious side of the argument, you may find the argument influential to your perspective on ‘simplicity’.
The argument is based around the idea that if you were to walk along a hillside and stumble over a watch, you would know that that watch had a creator, it wasn’t just always there. Paley then continues to say if you were to stumble over a rock or a stone in a similar circumstance, you wouldn’t think anything of it and you would assume it had always been there. The argument finishes to conclude that the rock must have a means of being created. (Well at least that’s the very condensed version of the argument.)
But It does make me contemplate things that I have addressed in this article, water,mud,rocks,life. They weren’t always here, which ever theory you believe they were created and made, no wonder their are so many opinionated perspectives on which is right, I have respect for all because how can we possibly know. But what it does teach me is one thing. We appreciate technology such as watches, and if we were to stumble over one and break it we would think of it as such a shame. But If you apply the same situation to nature we have a completely different approach to it, probably be to check you were okay and continue walking, and that my friends is the concept I find very interesting.
If you’re still reading to this point then I am amazed at your patience with my never ending wondrous mind, following tangent after tangent of my thinking processes. I honestly never know what I am going to write until my hands meet the keyboard, I look back and think what did I just write about? Thank you very much for reading and not giving up on me after the first paragraph!
Sending much love to all 🙂