Friday, September 2, 2011

Seeing the "Same Thing" in a New Way

The 2001 Gratiot Community Airport Open House was another fun event for our community. We didn't have as many visitors as other years, but it was also a very busy weekend. Everyone trying to plan those end-of-summer gatherings, and excursions. We also had a little weather fly in the first day of the open house, but it did little to dampen the spirits of this group of aviators.

I found myself taking the same pictures, however, that I do every year. We've been married nearly 26 years, and have attended countless airshows, open houses, events and informal gatherings of pilots and their aircraft. How many jets can I take photos of from how many angles? How many people wandering the tarmac? And how many photos do I need of the same group of planes and pilots which come every year to many of these gatherings? I think anyone who takes a lot of pictures, whether a professional, semi-professional, amateur or family-album-keeper variety of photographer, needs to really stretch his/her vision to become more observant and creative.

So as I wandered yet another gathering of plane and pilot, I tried to find a few non-traditional photos to add to my repertoire. I was only able to be there for a short while each day, but found a couple of new views.

What do you do to find that "different," or "unusual" shot?

Please share your ideas so we can all learn to look a little more closely at the world around us.


S. Etole said...

I like the perspective of all the colorful airplane tails.

I wonder the same thing sometimes and ask myself what I would be thinking if I had never seen that sight before or if it were a new sight for a person from another part of the world.

Relyn said...

At this point in my photographic journey, I am still just trying to capture what I already see. I am not yet "creating" images. Still just trying to get my camera to show all my eyes and heart see and feel.

Jeanie said...

Looks like fun, and great pix, too!