Take a moment to do something we so rarely find time for in our lives. Take time to look. But not just to look. Take time to really see.
Look at a rose. Take a while. Can you feel the velvet touch of the petals? Almost smell the delicate perfume? It's sumptuous, its sensuous. It is beautiful.
I love this type of photography - that an image like this can capture more than our eyes usually see. Last time you glanced at a rose, did you really take in the texture? Did you want to touch it? To feel the soft velvet? Our senses are so intertwined, so inclined to prompt each other, that if you didn't, then perhaps you didn't really look.
Because that is what we do in our daily lives: we glance. Our eyes are butterflies flitting from sight to sight, resting just long enough to record an impression, to snapshot a scene.
And if I have an aim, a desire in the pictures I share here - it is to encourage you to go beyond that butterfly moment, to rest your eyes in one image for a few moments, and to really see what is there. Then next time you pause to admire a rose, you may look closer, to seek what you previously discovered in a photograph on my website or in a picture on your wall, and to savour a moment that you may otherwise have missed.
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