Changing Our Viewpoint


A lesson I keep learning from my photography is that if you can’t capture a desired image which the eye sees, you have to move yourself to account for  the camera’s limitation.  Similarly, by shifting  position one can make an image look like it’s taken in sunny Italy, when it’s less than a half of a mile from a busy part of Interstate 70 in Denver.  In today’s image we’re seeing a pump house along Berkley Lake near my home, where I often walk in the evening when the summer heat dissipates.


Walking around this lake has also given me an opportunity to see some stunning sunsets, without the interference of electrical wires ubiquitous  in the alleys in my older neighborhood.  There’s a point here I think that perhaps helps us when we are anticipating, in the midst of, or just having encountered a transition of some kind.  Shifting our perspective and choosing (or being forced to by circumstance) to view a situation in a new way, can fix our eyes and hearts to perhaps see new viewpoints that can … in the moment … or after a passage of time, bless in new ways.


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  1. Kurtis July 14, 2017 at 7:56 am #

    Good insight. As you know, I’ve learned a lot through several challenging and significant transitions…these are humbling experiences.

  2. Jeanne Baer November 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

    Yes, how we frame things (literally and figuratively) makes all the difference. And it’s all valuable. Your image does, indeed look like a slice of Tuscany! (In this case, it’s all in the cropping!) 😉

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