Life with a Photographer

This will seem like a strange entry for the WordPress weekly photo challenge, Refraction.  Refraction is about the image you see when light gets bent.  I’m a wordsmith, not a photographer, but I live with a photographer, Cee Neuner.  Living with a photographer is like constantly living with refraction because she is always altering the images I’ve seeing through her eyes.  So this is, in part, a tribute to her for opening up my world, and to all of you who are amateur and professional photographers alike.

Here is what the world looks like through my eyes… We were sitting in a restaurant, waiting for our food, when Cee whips out her camera and takes a picture of a little galvanized tub that held packets of jam.  I couldn’t see anything interesting, but I took a shot of it any way.  Here’s my view:

jamBucket

Here’s a photographer’s view:

100714bucket handle

The colors and textures are interesting.  The perspective refracted my own mental image to allow it so see something new.  Same scene, different perspective, new experience.  I love the patina, the rough edges of the rim of the bucket and the rivets holding the handle.  As a wordsmith, I can write any number of stories about from this shot.  It piques my interest and engages my creativity.  See what I mean about refraction?  The light hitting her brain caused a shift in the light hitting my brain.

To all you photographers out there, keep on snapping away.  The world is a more interesting place because of you!

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

12 thoughts on “Life with a Photographer

  1. I’m impressed by a photographer’s ability to know what will make a good shot and what won’t. I lack that ability, but like you, I think the world is a more interesting place with them in it. 🙂

  2. I think that’s a great interpretation of this week’s challenge! Undoubtedly your eye has sharpened up though just by observing Cee and how her brain works.

    Nancy

  3. Love this post. Love the perspective of how life refracts differently in every one else. Totally needed to read this today!! Thank you Chris!!

  4. I’m always taking pictures of strange things. Today, while out walking, I focused on various rusted objects. It’s good to capture these things on camera. It’s a sort of homing-in exercise on objects that normally are taken for granted and go unnoticed, and it’s down to the photographer to capture the object at an interesting angle with the best use of light and shadow — as done admirably in your shot of the galvanized tub.

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