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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beauty Surrounding Us!

Isn't it simply fascinating? We are completely surrounded by beauty and very few of us even notice!
I'm not just talking about an attractive man or woman, although they do tend to get noticed, I'm talking about nature... I'm talking about wildlife... I'm even talking about architecture!
I admit, I am one of those people that see very little around me, which is rather ironic, since I'm a photographer! You would imagine that photographers notice everything, but we're just like anyone else. We get so accustomed to our surroundings that unless we're specifically out to shoot something, we have tunnel vision!
While in Birmingham over the weekend I couldn't help but notice this beautiful church that stood just feet from where I was standing. The funny thing was, I had been in that very same spot hundreds of times, and never even noticed the church!
The stained glass was stunning, and the columns and carvings were spectacular! After taking several photo's of this beautiful structure I made myself a promise; one that I hopefully can keep! I promised myself that from now on I will pay more attention to the beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis!
Wouldn't it be great if we all did?


  1. As always Tina, you have a way of capturing the beauty of everything you see. That shows everyone how much a of great photographer you are. Most people don't stop to notice things, until a photographer notices it and shoots it. Then everybody is dumbfounded that they themselves have stood on that exact spot and never noticed the beauty, all because they were too busy going on with their lives. We should all stop once and a while and just look around at the beauty that surrounds us.

  2. Thanks for the compliment Kevin!
    It's funny just how caught up in our day to day lives that we get!

  3. Beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. You photograph like one who is thankful to be blessed by a 'beholding eye'.

  4. Hey Jaybrid!
    Thank you ~ That was so elequently put! I try to photograph things in a different way. Instead of just shooting the church, which is what most people would probably do, I tried to capture elements of the church that made it so beautiful. The little details!
    It's very rewarding when people notice that!