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Can You See What’s Right in Front of You?

This close-up of our cute feline beast is one example of focusing on the few inches in front of your camera.

Life often teaches us to focus on the big picture. But it’s also a good idea to sometimes pay more attention to what’s right in front of you. I explored a photographic exercise to look more closely at my immediate surroundings and uncovered some cool imagery in the smaller spaces. Here’s what I found.

From the Lester Garden
This is the tomato we will eat tonight.

Aging Beach Fence Post
The rings of time are locked in by thick paint to help battle against the elements.

My Garage Door Light’s Motion Sensor
This sentry covered in cobwebs looks onto my driveway. The red LED indicates it has spotted its moving target.

HP Tango Printer’s Cylon Glow
The always-on light moves horizontally and changes color to communicate with me. My printer’s designers are clearly fans of “Battlestar Galactica.”

My Shirt Collar
They say it’s the little things. I am happy when my collar stays straight throughout my work day.

The Key to Control
Why isn’t this the alpha key on every keyboard?

88 Keys
Our piano demonstrates the art of collaboration to our son.

Bird on the Beach
This seagull walked up behind me to beg for food on Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT. Its piercing stare had the power of a Jedi mind trick.

Looking More Closely at my Life
Snapping these photos helped me to see more of what’s in plain sight during my day-to-day activities.

I highly recommend you try it!

Feeling Comfortable Yet?

Our cat has no problem relaxing, and even occasionally expresses her feline Zen for my camera. I find her disposition a helpful reminder to take a deep breath every now and again.

These are, no doubt, strange times. Complete with plenty of stress and uncertainty. So, it’s probably a good idea to take a few cues from our companion animals and chill out whenever possible. After all, it is summer.

So whether you’re hanging out in the country side…

Or beginning to get out again in the big city…

I hope you’re finding some time to relax and recharge. My family and I just returned from a little excursion to the Berkshires.

Find your sunshine.

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