Pleasure in simplicity

As I have practised it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it, and then it is theirs.

–Sam Abell

I love it when I can lose myself in nature. I had a quick 5 minutes walk around a derelict cottage garden this afternoon. It was an old iron gate at the entrance to the cottage (see below) which caught my eye originally, but as I walked around the cottage from the roadside, I spotted these wild berry bushes (above) growing up against the crumbling cottage wall. I’m sure passers by must have wondered what I was doing leaning over a wall into the wild and overgrown garden, but for the most part, I don’t let such bother me.

There’s just something about finding beauty in places you would never think exists that appeals to me. I love to challenge myself to find beauty in the mundane and most unlikely places. That’s what photography is all about for me – that and sharing these little treasures.

The old gate which originally caught my attention

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