Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Language Lessons

Last weekend was wet and chilly, but that made for a good opportunity to see some great rain driplets. I walked to the store in the rain, when it was just raining lightly, and noticed all the little round beads of water resting on leaves and flowers. They were so pretty that I decided to go home and head back out with our macro lens to get up close and personal with them. Macro lenses are so fun! Probably what I like most about photography is that you often see things you wouldn't normally notice, or you see them in a different way than what you're used to. To me, it's sort of like realizing interesting subtleties of a new language. I don't really know any other languages, but I know enough to know that certain words and structures of sentences have different nuances, subtle differences here and there that reveal something new, something you may not have known or noticed before about a particular word or phrase in your own language. At one point I was hunched over, down low on my knees, trying to get this first picture of the flower petal. A man stopped and said, "are you OK?" He didn't see my camera at first and was concerned that I was hurt! I told him I was okay and that I was trying to get a picture of the water on the petal, a petal that probably would have gone completely unnoticed to me had I not thought of it in pictures, my new language I'm learning. (And yes, I meant to call them driplets and not droplets just because I prefer the way it sounds.)

7 comments:

Awais said...

Aww!! so nicely said :)

nath said...

they make for very calming viewing...

Temps perdu said...

Oh that is beautiful. I prefer driplets;)

oldflowers4me said...

oh how i love your blog world..singing and skipping jo

chouchou said...

Good to enjoy the simple things....
greetz Chouchou

melski said...

great water drop shots!!

marigirl said...

great photos! I hear you on the language learning---I love those ah-ha moments, and I completely agree with the photography analogy!