That’s right! I said it!! Who doesn’t love to do this? I have on occasion, when time allows, called a friend to do just that! Sometimes, I just take advantage of family outings to experience the world with the camera. I tell my boys that we are going on an adventure and that usually leads to much excitement. Now I am no photography expert, but I do consider it a hobby close to my heart.
Today, I want to share with you one of my most meaningful photography outings. No, sorry, it was not anything spectacular nor at a grand location. It was however an eye opening experience for me, personally. It was just a day, plain and simple as any other. A good friend of mine and I had planned a Photo Play Date, if you will, in Waco, TX. At first, I was just happy to be getting together with her, and enjoyed the fact that we would be able to do some catching up and have our cameras in hand. I was not too excited about the location, because Waco, TX, is not the most glamorous place and I mean NO disrespect to Wacoans!! But there is just not a whole lot there. Really!!?? Have you ever said to yourself.. “Hey let’s go to Waco, TX for vacation this year?” (Sorry… Question can not be applied to visit friends or relatives that live in the area!!)
Little did I know I would get to experience a plain and simple place in a way that I had no idea was so grand and magnificent. I learned that the lens of a camera will surely open your eyes to God’s beauty in a way that you may have otherwised overlooked.
We visited a few of Waco’s more famous locations such as the “River Walk” and took a stroll on the “Suspension Bridge”. We then headed through downtown and admired the buildings such as the Alico and the Dr. Pepper Museum. Next, we headed over to the Baylor University campus and then on to the Old Cemetery off of I35 and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame.
Here are just a few of the photos that I took.
I have others that you can view on my Flickr Photostream. Just follow the link in the right column.
The interesting and personal experience that I had was not necessarily in the places that we went, but in the small intricate parts that make those places up. I now look at the deeper meaning of the places that I visit, especially when taking photos. I don’t focus on the whole picture, but at its parts, its textures, its symmetry and its colors.