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.



I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the 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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