I walk on all sorts of terrain. Crushed rock trails like the one behind my house. Roads. Mountain trails. Boardwalks. Grassy trails. And of course concrete sidewalks.
Regardless of the trail surface, I need to spend a fair amount of time watching my step.
Here are a few of the things I see when I'm looking down.
It fascinates me how the simplest of things can capture my attention if I look for them. If I just pay attention. Things like the shadow from a seed pod . . .
The cracks in the sidewalk . . .
Or the cracks in parched soil . . .
Things left behind and blown around . . .
Things peeking through . . .
Interesting surface textures . . .
And tracks left by those who went before me . . .
I love to isolate details of line and shape with my camera. To focus in on how they can be cropped into pleasing compositions. I'm amazed at how a simple group of cracks in the pavement can be cropped into numerous compositions. Try it the next time you go for a walk.
Least you think I spend all my time staring at my feet, I'll leave you with this beautiful composition of line found far above my head . . .
Do you enjoy walking? The weather is getting nicer and nicer so get outside and take in some fresh air. It's time for me to take another walk. See you later. : )
You can see photos from my other Walk With Me posts here.