Photographer, Kim Manley Ort | See Beauty...™ Friday Feature

“The meaning of life is to see.” ~ Hui Neng, 13th century monastic

The quote above has been a favorite of mine for some time now. As a photographer and a human being, my goal is to see reality as it is, with as few preconceived notions as possible.

What I have found is that there are always new and surprising ways to see an object, a person, or a situation – and often, there is more beauty present than we ever imagined.

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"You Are Attracted To The Patterns The Water Makes"

The above shot was taken at about 8:30 in the morning; a collection of water droplets after rain showers the night before.  What drew me to it was the perfect circles that the droplets made and how together they formed sort of a perfect pattern of shapes big and small.  The stray orange leaf helped to add a bit of color :). Hours later at around 3pm, I walked past this same object and noticed that the water had completely dried up leaving stale water spots and the leaf was no longer there.  I'm glad to have taken the shot when I did rather than write it off as a silly distraction.  Gives new meaning to the phrase, "stop and smell the roses". Happy Wednesday! PS     As I was taking this picture, an older gentlemen walking by stopped to look at what I was doing and said "Ahhhh, you are attracted to the patterns the water makes".  To which I responded "Yes, they are so cool!" lol.  Thus I quoted the gentlemen as the title of this post.  :) See Beauty... Ariane
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