Sometimes you can find inspiration where you least expected. My inspiration today was coming from my four year old son. On his third birthday we gave him a point-n-shoot camera as a present. Since then he has been photographing his day-to-day life – people and things that surround him.
Today was a beautiful warm spring day. I offered him to go to botanical garden to photograph flowers. He happily agreed. On the way there he was photographing all kind of ordinary things that we got used to: “Lake!” – click, click, click, “Boat!” – click, click, click, “Puffy cloud!” – click, click, click.
Then we walked the paths of botanical garden taking photographs of flowers. He saw a mom with a son about his age and asked me:
– Why they were not photographing trees and flowers.
– Maybe they did not know how. – I told him.
– It can’t be. – He said and I asked him why.
His answer was:
– Because that’s the way the Nature meant to be.
I envy him, I envy his ability to see extraordinary in ordinary, I envy the voyage of discovery he is going thru. He teaches me to see the world around, see thru his eyes, see it in an awe inspiring way.
Here is today thru my son’s eyes:
3 thoughts on “The way the Nature meant to be”
That is really amazing. The pictures look great. What kind of camera did you get him?
We had gotten one for my daughter at one point, and she used it for quite a while, but was not long lasting. I suppose I could just get her a point and click, but the ones your son took look pretty good.
Very simple one FujiFilm A150. It has proven to be quite sturdy – survived multiple drops.
Awesome! Great story…love it. I feel very much the same way – can’t lose sight on the simple ordinary things that have beauty in them. The perfect shot is the one you take – it can also sometimes be the one you don’t take :). Thanks for sharing.