February 22, 2012

Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals. — J. Isham

Oh how true … if you want really want to hear what someone is saying, then listening is so easy and if not, it is soooooo very difficult. The same goes with “seeing” — really seeing — and being able to capture that “seeing” moment in an image. This is what sets photographers apart from the general population — and it is a skill I try to practice as often as possible.

This image is a perfect example of how “shooting” pictures differs from “seeing” pictures. This image was taken at a Best of America by Horseback ride in (I believe) Arkansas. This lady and her horse were sharing a moment away from everything else that was going on — I love the way she is looking at him, with love and admiration. I  imagine she is telling him how handsome he is — and because she is telling him with her heart, he is listening with his heart. His expression, ears up, focus on her — is intent. There is no language barrier — and  no species barrier here. And that is the moment I saw — that is the moment I listened to with my eyes.

 

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One thought on “February 22, 2012

  1. Kim, so lovely. You have an beautiful way with words and pictures in capturing the heart and beauty of God’s creation. inspiring! Thank you. Holly

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