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Fenfotos

I am an amateur photographer based in England. My main interests are photographing the English countryside, gardens and flowers. But, for various reasons, not the least the pandemic, I now photograph mainly flowers.
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Seeing

20 Jul 2016 9:35AM   Views : 624 Unique : 361





One of the joys of photography is that it lets us see things that we cannot normally see or would not normally look at. In my local country park, there is a sensory garden, which contains a wooden seat with a carved back. I have been in that garden hundreds of times over the last twenty years, and have photographed that seat on quite a few occasions. I was aware that the back of the seat had some sort of carving on it, but, as I am fortunate enough to have good sight, I had ignored it in the same way I would ignore braille. That is until the other day. It was only then I found the amazing carving. The detail I have shown in this image seems a perfect summary of the park:the bridge, water, trees, ducks and dragonflies. It seems that familiarity not only breeds contempt but a blindness as well.

I am going to show this at my local camera club tonight, and I wonder how many there will recognize where this came from!

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15 11.1k 30 England
21 Jul 2016 5:32PM
All that work and nobody knows it's there. Well done for spotting it and for throwing some light on it. Smile
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