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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Lost in the Details ….

“The devil is in the details.”
-German Proverb

When the Weekly Photo challenge was first put out my first thought was macro, however seeing as I don’t have a macro lens (yet) I would have to come with something else. The quandary dogged me for a while until we were at my grandson’s 1st birthday and one of the children’s parents showed up on a new motorcycle, a chopper with less than 10 km on it.

The bike was a beauty and while I know next to nothing about choppers I can appreciate beauty and the art of the detail when I see something that exhibits those traits. The art involved, and the craftsmanship and vision one must have to both conceptualize and bring to fruition something on this level. The devil is definitely in these details.

motorcycle, chopper, engine, motor
Details in the divine
The Beauty Surrounds Us

The Beauty Surrounds Us

Fall colours

One thing photography has given me, or re-given I guess, is the awareness of the light and how it plays out on our surroundings.  I’m more aware of the beauty around me now that I’ve taken the camera up again.  It amazes me what we can take for granted.

It provides me a challenge though, in that while driving I frequently want to stop and pull out my camera.  I want to capture the colours, or the shapes, or the people doing what they do.  It has to be enough though that I can appreciate it for what it is at that time, because generally the time isn’t right for me to stop.  Perhaps that’s a bad attitude.

I do stop frequently and try to capture what is occurring in the moment but that is not often practical, not always prudent.  I may be on my way somewhere or have a not-so-patient passenger, know what I mean?

If I’m out by myself and have the time I’ve been known to turn around or even back up on the street in order to get that “the light’s just right shot” but at the same time I need to be careful.  In my zeal to see the beauty I may miss the obvious, I may not see the car stopping suddenly in front, or the pedestrian walking along the road.

So how do I balance this?  How do others do it?  Give me some tips, please.