Coming to my senses.
Oftentimes, when I'm photographing a sunrise I lose myself in that moment. But it's focused around a set of factors that are all visual: figuring out my angle, the perspective, waiting for the clouds to shift.
There are times I'm aware of the breeze - especially in winter; or can feel the sand between my toes; or wince against the bite of wind-driven snow on my cheeks. But it mostly is a sight-based effort.
When I stood alone on a dock on Nantucket, taking in the morning sun, it was enjoyably different. The dock extended far out into the harbor. The morning breeze felt refreshing. Yet, it was the lapping of the waves against the dock and the hulls of all of the boats that was most striking. After I finished capturing the scene, I stood and just absorbed the sights, the feel, and also the sound.
It was a reminder that while it's great to get lost in an activity, it's also still worth pausing to allow an alternate experience to occur. That morning, so still except for the perpetual movement of nature, was one of the better little moments of my year.
The Good Life...
is filled with little snippets of time that can disproportionately impact our days. This is a chance to capture and share them.