Friday, November 16, 2012




I’ve learned something about photography since I moved to Florida. Now that my subject matter is Spanish moss and streetside scenes instead of volcanic peaks and rolling farmland, I’ve learned that carrying a camera really does alter my perspective. Back home, where bold statements of beauty surrounded me wherever I went, taking pictures felt natural and easy—but here, carrying my camera is less instinct than conscious decision. I have to decide to go picture-taking in this place, a place where beauty is equally as present but much less obvious. It is a greater challenge here—to know where to search and what to find, to know how to frame the shot so that it doesn’t look like you had to look for it. I find my photos and my appreciation shifting from broad scenery to tiny detail. I am seeing more in less. I like it.


  1. It's funny that you say that... I've always thought the same thing; I have an easier time with landscape/ scenery pictures (at least I feel more inspired) when we travel to other states. Florida's beauty is definitely unique, but I can't say it's my favorite... I'd love to travel out west some day, though. :)

  2. these are beautiful, Hallie. I epecially loved the "mom" one. made me giggle.

    My T2i finally arrived yesterday, so I am currently extremly excited. :) I just came back inside after dragging Julia out into the cold to pose for me. :)


  3. They're awesome! I thought it was very beautiful in Florida when we went. . . . :P I guess I think that about most places, though--and there are still few areas that can match ours.

  4. Wow! I want that sign!!!



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