I have mentioned before – particularly when my camera was broken – that getting an SLR has changed my life. I look at the world in a completely different way and though I have always loved living out here where we do, I have a fresh and abiding appreciation for my surroundings.
What is even more interesting though, is that my having an SLR has changed Larry’s perspective as well. So far, he has no interest himself in taking any photographs, but he often tells me that he has seen something that will make a great photo. Last Friday, he came home from work and said “Get your stuff – we have to drive up on the hill so you can take some pictures.” “The hill” means the state forest which lies above us to the west – acres of wilderness. He had driven through it on the way home and the colors were so beautiful that he wanted to share it with me. Have I mentioned that Larry gets up at 4:30AM? And that he has a very physical job and works his butt off all day? He also has a 4 wheel drive pickup, so he can negotiate the rough roads up there a little better than my minivan. So, off we went.
Hope things are beautiful in your world too.