Reversed View, Pause, Meditation

Pause Meditation, Mimomi Sky

This was an odd day.  Like I wrote about yesterday I had some unexpected time off from the usual hustle in the middle of the day.  On my way back I paused in front of the walk way up to the buildings.  There they were, just shining clearly in the winter sunlight.  I paused.

I melted into the moment and then squeezed the shutter button. It was only a moment.  But it was more than sufficient to soothe my soul and make my day a little bit better.  A mediation on seeing.  Seeing what is right in front of our eyes.

The interesting point is i usually walk away from these buildings.  I have never walked towards them before.  That in itself was a new way of seeing the usual in a new way.  All it took was a 180 degree turnaround.  And, poof, there it was, as if I had never seen it before.

In a way, I really hadn’t.  That is the challenge I seek on a daily basis.  How do I take what I see day after day and process it into something that I haven’t seen before.

A lot of it has to do with letting go of all of my preconceived images, and just to be in that moment of time with myself and my camera.  We work in harmony with each other with in the boundless area of the environment.  Just be.


2 Responses to “Reversed View, Pause, Meditation”

  1. Jerry Says:

    I love the change and inspiration you discover by simply shifting perception and walking towards the buildings instead of away. so beautiful. thanks for sharing this photograph and thoughts.

  2. Jacob Says:

    so true jerry.

    we need to change our point of view
    every now and then to re-imagine the world
    that surrounds us.

    i had never walked towards those buildings from that
    angle until this past friday.

    on my way back i was blown away by the stillness
    the quietness of the location.

    actually looking at the image now reminds me very much
    of one of my heroes of photography Eugene Atget…. he
    often photographed Paris in the early morning hours, which
    left the streets eerily absent of people.

    i appreciate you coming by

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