In any job or any activity we try to do the best we can. But what happens when we mess up?
I love photography, looking through a lens and trying to capture just the right moment, or just the right scene. There are so many variables in choosing what is good, what is best or what we will settle for. Photography can teach this lesson, the lesson that things don't have to be perfect to be enjoyable or acceptable.
The picture here was supposed to be of a wild raspberry. But as you can see the raspberry didn't turn out to be the main thing in focus. The leaves in the back are in perfect focus and the raspberry has a strange effect with those blurry white like dots. But when I saw the photo for the first time...it wasn't the perfect leaf that caught my attention, it was the out of focus raspberry with the white dots. I really liked the effect. I appreciated what was the reality instead of what was the intent.
Appreciating things for what they are, and understanding that not everything will turn out how we want is a gift we can learn from photography.
Understanding and appreciating imperfections and differences is a gift, one that we can give ourselves everyday.
By: Kathy McGraw- CA Real Estate Broker