How much do you see? What do you see?
I am not usually fascinated by architectural structures or for that matter, most man-made things; I like the sensual and expressive lines you find in nature, the patterns, colors and changes that occur.
I went to Indianapolis to cover my nephew’s Eagle Ceremony and take photographs of the event. Prior to the ceremony I visited the church where it was to be held. The sun was brightly shining that day; it was rather warm for an early February day in the Midwest. I first walked into the small chapel at this eclectic European influenced building finding beautiful stained glassed windows lining one side of the chapel, on the other side were a few other stained glassed windows and one in the front above the altar.
|Stained Glass Beauty|
|Let the Children Come|
|Teach Us to Pray|
|Let the Light Shine|
|Attention to the Light|
|It's Becoming Clearer|
|Visions of Color Danced In Her Head|
|More than a Window|
By allowing myself to see the ordinary in a new way, it opened the door to taking with me a new experience and the photographs to allow others to partake of the beautiful scenes I found before me. It made me enthusiastic to explore the remainder of the church and as I did, I allowed myself to see beyond the structure of architecture but the details and beauty in the light and reflections, the detail, the textures, the shapes, values, line, form and color, not as a building but as pieces of a whole.
|Rosette Window-Second Presbyterian-Indianapolis, IN|
|In the Cross-hairs of Seeing|
|Columns of Light|
|Walking Through Light|
|And They Shall Mount Up with Wings as Eagles|
|Second Presbyterian Church-Indianapolis, IN|
How much do you see? Do you let yourself see when circumstances change or let yourself and your plans become altered when you look and see and feel and experience what you encounter? Do you let your expectations be altered? What do you see? What do you allow yourself to see? How will your day change today because of it?