We as humans are all different, in the way we look, the way we think, the way we interpret things, the way we believe and the way we see things. That’s what makes us so unique, yet so complicated. I find it interesting the many different ways people view things, especially the outdoors.
When I am in the back country there are certain things that catch my eye and I have to stop and take in the vision. The other day I was trail running with my dogs when something caught my eye high up in a tree. It was an owl sitting at the very top of a ponderosa pine tree. It sat there very majestically with a blue sky background and a couple of clouds.
This is one of the many visions of the outdoors I have. Some people are very good at capturing these visions with a camera to share with others. My problem is I always get caught up in the awe of the moment, mesmerized by the vision of the outdoors and forget about capturing the outdoor picture with a camera.
I am trying to get better but it is like nature has a hypnotical effect on me. Some of my favorite visions of the outdoors is at sun-rise and sun-set. These are natures way of welcoming in a new day and then later on closing out the day with a grand finale. I have just been too captivated to capture these moments with my camera.
Riding my ATV or camping in the back country has given me several opportunities to capture some other visions of the outdoors with my camera. Finding a mountain meadow, a mountain range off in the distance, wildlife, a lake view or a stream all exemplify what the outdoors is all about here in Colorado.
But my visions of the outdoors may be totally different than someone else, like a lone flower in an open meadow, a dolphin swimming in the ocean, the desert cactus at sunset, or an open prairie for as far as you can see. Sometimes when I see images of other visions of the outdoors I think to myself of all the missed opportunities I had to take a picture but I was too mesmerized by the moment.
We all experience some pretty outstanding visions of the outdoors from time to time. I find it difficult sometimes to explain what I admire most about some of the scenery in the back country, I believe it is just the splendor of nature expressing herself. As my outdoor photography improves I will be posting more outdoor images.
What is your vision of the outdoors? Leave a comment below.