I’ve been reading photography books lately, learning about aperture, shutter speed, film speed, and light meter.
One of the books recommends that I snap photos of a particular color each day. So I walk down our block in the mornings with my camera as my son toddles along beside me squealing about everything he sees. “Bike,” he calls every time a bicyclist passes. “Purple floof” he says as we stop to photograph a flower. “Doggy, doggy, doggy,” he shouts as my neighbor’s dog runs toward us. And I watch for the way the sunlight hits flower petals.
It feels like we’re both learning to look at the world differently. He’s cataloging names, words, and descriptions. And I’m learning to see swirls, swaths, and splotches of reds and yellows and blues.
It’s spring – what better time to study color? It’s popping out of the landscape everywhere I look … like purple.
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