SOLC Day 27: Exploring the Ordinary

As someone who takes and posts at least one photo a day…and has for years now, being under a stay at home order has been challenging. So in the spirit of making the best of a bad situation, I’m working to make myself pay attention to the ordinary, to find the interesting and beautiful in what I see around my house and in the neighborhood.

Walking to the mailbox has been a highlight of my days now. An opportunity to get out of the house and into the fresh air. Our mailbox is down the street, enough of a walk to feel like a break. There’s a house near the mailboxes that really has extraordinary landscaping. Fruit trees laden with citrus, colorful flowers, and lush, deep purple lavender.

I knelt low, deciding I wanted to capture that intensity of purple and in that moment I came face-to-face with with busy little pollinators! Bees hard at work. I took a few shots, hoping I had captured those buzzing beauties.

You can judge the result. (This is an unedited iPhone photo)

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I’m having to recalibrate my photographic eye–looking for interesting photo opportunities in the most ordinary of settings. But it feels like a good stretch–something may help me extend my photo skills and improve the breadth of my photography range as I explore the ordinary.

What are you photographing these days while you are stuck at home?

3 thoughts on “SOLC Day 27: Exploring the Ordinary

  1. mbhmaine

    We’re recalibrating in so many ways, aren’t we? I can only hope that those ways meet with as much success as your photographic recalibration. This picture bursts with color and vitality. I love the busy pollinator you captured and your positive attitude, too. Take care!

  2. dogtrax

    Terry Elliott calls these excursions into the ordinary: Feldgang, a term which we have used in CLMOOC a time or two. Hyper-noticing the world we often take for granted.


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