Photographers are a unique breed, and during a telephone conversation with my husband last week I found out just how unique we are. This is how the conversation went:
David: Damn it!
David: There's a cow!
Me: A cow? Where are you?
David: Driving down the road!
Me: Where's the cow?
David: Walking down the middle of the road!
Me: Shoot it!
Me: With your camera! Shoot it!
David: I'm not pulling over to take a picture of a cow! You can get a picture of a cow anytime!
Me: Not walking down the middle of the road you can't!!!
Well, David refused to get out of his warm truck to take a picture of that cow and it occurred to me just how differently a photographer sees the world. If it's unusual, interesting, or just downright funny, a photographer sees an opportunity. To anyone else, they just see a cow walking down the road.
Photo: Eastcreek Photography
Originally published in "Southern Comfort"