Playing in the sand in winter

Photography requires an equanimous view. Something new is arising in the moment and I must see it and to be intimate with it by giving it its freedom to be what it is.

Only in intimacy with a subject can I capture it in a photograph in a way that could be beautiful to me. However, there is no guarantee I will come up with something beautiful or that even one other person will agree it has beauty.

I got intimate with the December glasswort. Here is the evidence I was active in sand, mostly on my knees or leaning on my side, photographing the plant, which is only about 8 inches in height, from many angles on a cold day:


Something within the plant’s structure is recognized and captured:


I look and see and look into what I see. The photograph pleases me and I had fun playing on the ground.

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