The Practice of Seeing

Saturday morning a walk through the woods, Sunday morning a walk through the woods: It has been too long since I have been able to “be” in the woods, to enjoy the sight, sounds, and smells of the wilderness. One of the hardest things for me to do recently is just “be” without documenting my experiences. Hence, the camera left at home, my dog by my side and the break of day is right in front of me.

The practice of seeing is the most important tool a photographer has; composition is only the ending point to where your practice begins. The discipline of enjoying the experience was a splendid exercise in getting back to seeing without pre-concepts of what I want to achieve.