I have begun carrying a camera whenever I can. The inspiration to look at the world a bit more closely mainly comes from two blogger friends. Tim (as most of my readers would know) is an awesome athlete who often takes a handheld on his long runs, and shows us the diverse beauty within reach when a run is focused on the journey rather than the destination. Brian is another great runner/triathlete who has an amazing talent for photography.
Symmetry in red:
I love nature---I studied environmental science in college, and am attending law school to hopefully make a positive difference in the future of the natural world. But sometimes I focus too much on the big picture. Mountain vistas and stunning sunsets are beautiful; however, the true beauty of nature is in the delicate intricacies that create the wide-angle jigsaw of a landscape.
Framed by pine:
So yesterday I took the little camera over the trail where I usually do my easy 5 mile evening runs. This is not some foreign, exotic place---this is a course I've ran a hundred times. But I have never stopped to admire the beauty in the little things. Sometimes you need to wander off the trail to see what you are missing.
Running through the aspens:
A forest in purple and blue:
Egg yolk center:
Into the sunset:
And just so you don't think I didn't go soft, a mountain that looks like a face:
It's a chick who is turned on by my sensitivity, I'm sure of it.
Finally, with Jessica Alba eyes:
I'm pretty sure she's out of my league.