I J khanewala encourages us to post photos, which initially we think as just ordinary but on closer scrutiny, we change our opinion go for the shoot, resulting in an extraordinary wonder!
Truly an interesting photo challenge.
Thank you Khanewala.
Ordinary vs Extraordinary
Always I wonder what makes ordinary look extraordinary and extraordinary look ordinary!
I guess in the real-life story- it’s easy to differentiate.
But in photography, my feeling is it’s altogether a different concept.
For dedicated photographers, nothing is ‘ordinary’.
Every ordinary single moment that is available to them can result in extraordinary clicks.
I think, professional photographers never waste a single minute in deciding whether it is worthy of photography since everything they look through an artistic point of view and feel everything is worthy of taking a click.
After all ‘Digital Photography’ makes things much easier and one can either retain or delete the image anytime later.
This doesn’t mean that they love clicking the shutter button 24 hrs a day, whatever that comes in their way!!
Ultimately the principle remains the same.
‘Beauty in the eyes of the beholder
My personal experience
I am not a professional photographer.
I am sure many of you are hobbyists.
Whenever I lift my camera, my near and dear ones always grumble…saying not now!!
They know that their day is wasted.
I know that they get frustrated every time I am busy with the camera since I wish to further dissect the ‘scene’ which I thought of initially as an ‘ordinary’.
At first glance, I thought nothing great about this door entrance of the house.
A closer look I was attracted to the selective green paint on the wall, and the arrangement of the thin steel rods on either side.
All are both vertical and horizontal, giving the door some special attraction.
Do you know why professional photographers have infinite patience?
They always look for an opportunity.
“Great people are just ordinary people with great desire” Unknown
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen”- Orhan Pamuk
Don’t ask me why I took the above image which is not so great, and you can just see a lonely dog with an empty chair and 3 bricks next to it. I know nothing much there to be attracted, leave alone clicking a shot.
But I felt that the dog is missing something. It’s not too happy.
Looks like it’s waiting for its master to return.
Maybe the chair belongs to the master.
I felt this is an extraordinary situation for the dog and dog trying to express something!
What is that single important thing, a dog teaches us but we ignore?
“A dog will teach you, unconditional love. If you have that in your life, things won’t be too hard” Robert Wagner
Only dogs lover can understand their feelings
“When you feel that every person in this world has deserted you,
You are never truly alone,
I am still there for you
Take a moment, right here, right now,
and thank them for that
No matter how bad your day is,
there is always a happy face
waiting for you
to get home” Unknown
One humble request
If you can’t love a dog like a family member, don’t get one because they only know how to look at you as a pack member. And to them that is family.
“Beauty in the eyes of the beholder”
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This post is part of I J Khanewala’s LAPC # 169 ORDINARY photo challenge