One Photo A Day | Day 108 | Growth

One photo a day challenge: Day 108.

There are so many facets to this one photo a day process I am undertaking. Part one: It allows me to simply take more photos more regularly.

Hopefully the fact that I am taking more photos more regularly helps me to grow and learn as a photographer. Is it happening? I don’t know. Maybe.

But, one obvious effect that taking photos every day is having for me is this. I am able to revisit things more regularly. I can see things as a process.

It is easy to see things as static in our environment. WE think of where we live and places we visit as always being the same. But when I am photographing these spaces regularly it is easier to notice the differences. I can literally see the changes. I have a visual record.

There is another side to this as well. We live our lives and hours, days, weeks, even months seem to pass in a blink of an eye. One minute its winter. Then its spring. All of a sudden how is it already summer. And then before you know it the leaves are dropping from the trees.

But with this process of taking one photo every day I can watch as things slowly grow and change. Sometimes I am actually looking at the flowers and thinking that I can’t believe they haven’t bloomed yet instead of completely missing the bloom.

I hope this process has helped me appreciate the small changes and evolutions in our lives. And I hope I am able to recognize that while large components of our lives seem to be repetitive and sometimes dreary there are so many things around us that change little by little day by day. Nothing is ever truly the same.

Take time. Appreciate what you had. Be thankful for what you have. Look forward to what is to come.

Water for growth.

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