One of the joys of close up photographs I find is the different perspectives they can bring. Snowdrops at snowdrop height for instance. (making snowdrop images used to be a nightmare before cameras with screens that could articulate as it meant lying down to look through the viewfinder, usually with your chin on cold damp ground. Fortunately things move on)
These images provide interest because they provide a different perspective than we are used to. It’s so easy to get stuck in rut or train of thought or way of doing things. Sometimes we can do it from a position of success - we know what works works, so why not repeat it?
The joy of slower paced photography, where the output isn’t the focus but the process is; is that we can try alternative approaches so see how that affects our perspective. It might be that only a small proportion of images evade the digital waste bin but every now and again one won’t. However the reflective process that includes them all can be helpful in educating our brains to recognise what is interesting. I’m sure that is similar to recognising God in the world, the skill of taking time to reflect and recognise is one that can be honed and applied in many ways.

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