Finding beauty

Photographers see beauty when others just see ordinary.
Like the symmetrical underside of the bridge.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm1/5074447750/lightbox/
Photographers focus on a place in the field of view that other observers might not even notice:
here the intent focus of the baby's eye instead of her reaching hand.

http://amygloverphotography.com/
A photographer is constantly seeing through a "lens" - the world in black and white, with vignetting, with special effects.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54250573@N03/5020974127/in/pool-35034359018@N01/
A photographer is a journalist, telling stories with pictures and capturing moments, whether or not they seem significant to anyone else.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/swedeitis/5186450894/in/pool-35034359018@N01/
Photographers delight in details and see the little things that can only be seen with a high-powered lens...or a magnifying glass.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fahadee/5189417546/sizes/m/in/pool-35034359018@N01/
A photographer is a painter without a brush, capturing glimpses of what we all share as human experience...love, joy, fear, anger, delight, extravagance, futility, effervescence...




The last photo is my own. The rest are "finds"...part of a photography assignment for the new Christian photography blog, High Calling Focus.