Sunday, June 3, 2012

Friends of Shutterbugs

Friends of Shutterbugs
The natural and repetitive call of a shutterbug is "bear with me".
My friends know this sound. They are familiar and patient
with this wail. My frequent holler is never unexpected.
My head is always on a swivel, especially when passing
by something reflective.
Looking through a window is the norm, but I am always distracted
with the rest that goes unnoticed.
Window shopping with me is an experience that takes some
amount of patience, as I look at a window from different angles,
and usually snap a photo.
Some see a new pair of shoes, or a new outfit for the spring.
Others see, a puddle on the ground that is just mud.
I see pictures. I see what is right in front of us, but often overlooked.
Of course I've run across several photos of this nature here on Cowbird.
Just as in life, I tend to stare at these photos a bit longer.
My story, The Memorial Day Midwest Surge, may not be my most profound story, but it is one of my favorite shots.
All of my friends have grown to expect a camera lens pointed at them.

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