When we get used to our surroundings, it’s tough to pull back and see what’s around us in a new way. Fortunately, our cameras help us to overcome this shortcoming. Our habit of taking photos has helped to train our eyes to see the unexpected in the ordinary:
Since we started traveling (nonstop) over two years ago, we fell into the habit of always taking our cameras along with us – currently an iPhone 6 Plus for Joe and a Sony RX100 for Beth. In a pocket and over the shoulder, they go on walks with us, sightseeing, and even to the grocery store. We take photos every day.
We’re enjoying all the little “natural wonders” that we see daily and don’t know if that’s due to our slowing pace in retirement or the photographers’ eyes that have given us a slightly different way of observing the world. Maybe both.