Sunday, October 23, 2011
Unique Point Of View
I was surprised by all of the "those are wonderful photos" comments yesterday. Vee said " Your pictures are beautiful and show me what an eye you have." I pondered that off and on yesterday.
When my daughters got interested in photography, and especially when Lindsay started to get 'good' cameras and took such wonderful photos, I stopped taking my camera with me when we went places. I would say to her "I'll just use yours." She was happy to supply me with photos. Even recently I was busy with something and I said to Rachel "Take your camera and go shoot some photos of the fall foliage outside." They were nice but not exactly what "I" was seeing.
I have found that while my girls take very nice photos and their cameras are nicer than mine, they don't see things from my point of view. Sometimes we would go somewhere and I would think "This would make a great blog post" based on what I experienced but when I looked through their photos, I couldn't find just exactly what I had seen.
God has given each of us a unique point of view. I can't share that if I am allowing others to be my "voice," either through words or photos. I love my daughters way of seeing things, but I am learning that my way is beautiful too, imperfect as it may be.