The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Tag: Provincetown

Being Present…

“Dawn Patrol,” September 11, 2010, Provincetown, Massachusetts

“Photography is about being exquisitely present.”
Joel Meyerowitz

A misshapen rock. Mud flats. A chilly early morning. Not necessarily what you’d think of when making a picture.

But there is that sacred moment in time when all comes together, and the light graces us with the beauty inherent in all.

Perhaps as we are still, patient, and allow the silence within,  the light will also illumine the unseen beauty in our lives.

Photo of the Day – September 9, 2010

Provincetown, Massachusetts copyright Heidi Straube 2010

This was shot around 7:00 PM, cloudy day that made evening come early. Location: Balcony of my room at the Outer Reach Resort, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Never think it’s too dark to take a picture…your camera grabs the light better than your eyes many times…if you’re inspired by the vision of what you see, go for it and take the shot…see what can happen.

A good life lesson:

1. Look around…let yourself become inspired

2. Have the courage to go for it not knowing the outcome

3. Have the playfulness to not be attached to whether it’s a great action or not

4. Enjoy the experience, whether your future outcome wish comes true or not. The NOW of seeing that sunset and any other experience that lights you up is worth the pure, immediate bliss, and remains in your consciousness and being.

New “Feet Up Across the World!” Image

Remember when I wrote  a series of articles about how my one off the cuff picture of my feet in the bluebonnets turned into a series of signature images of feet where ever I went?

Here’s a new addition.

I’m in Truro/Provincetown, Massachusetts…getting ready for a workshop with Joel Meyerowitz, a master photographer who I greatly admire.

This is the view from my room’s balcony…historic cottages of Provincetown (and lovely feet of course!)

We start tomorrow afternoon…I’ll be sharing what I learned, stay tuned!

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