Monday, October 15, 2018 – Seeing With New Eyes

The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

 Marcel Proust

By far, I shoot the majority of my photos with my 60mm macro lens. Once in a rare while, I pop on my “nifty fifty” 50mm lens but, for the types of images I like best, the macro lens is better.

Through my macro lens, I see a different world, a world that brings me peace and testifies to the glory of God. I’m comfortable with my macro lens. I know how to use my camera to make it do what I want when I use that lens.

Yesterday, after spending the weekend sitting in on a photography class with a favourite landscape photographer (you can see some of his beautiful work on his website at, I decided it was time to mix things up a bit.

Gerry and I went for a drive to shoot during golden hour. I put my 18-55mm lens on my camera and didn’t toss another one in my bag as a backup. I was going to shoot with that lens or I was not going to shoot anything.

Turned out, I found some magic with that lens too. I’m going to put my macro lens away for a while and see if I can come to appreciate my 18-55mm. It’ll be a challenge with the cooler weather coming (I’m a wimp and don’t like going outside when it’s cool), but we’ll see how it goes.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I like your macro shots, but this is lovely.

    1. I appreciate your encouraging words always, Karen. Thank you. I don’t know if I’ll leave macro for long, but I think there’s something to be said for stepping out of one’s creative comfort zone for a time. Who knows what magic might be discovered?!

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