Moving Out of my Comfort Zone

March 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Are you a dare devil?  Does the idea of jumping out of a plane or plunging off the top of a bridge, tied to a rubber band, get your adrenaline pumping?  If so, you will NOT be able to relate to me at all (My husband is a dare devil and he doesn't get me either:).  I keep my feet on the ground.  I thrive on security and routine.  Roller coaster, skydiving, climbing to the top of the Empire State Building?  No thank you.  I'll stay down here and watch everyone's bags. 

Even in my photography I tend toward safe:  people.  I am confident and comfortable when there are faces in my viewfinder.  Without a face, I get squeamish.  What will I focus on?  How will I make it interesting?  Ansel Adams, I am not!  But, I have challenged myself to try.  So Last week, when we finally got a hint of spring air and my family went on a walk,  the camera came too.  Determined to push past people portraits, I focused on the landscape around me.  And, it was lovely! 

I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone - and how much I like the photographs! (Though, I'm still not interested in jumping out of a perfectly good plane!).

Front Porch Photography - landscape 1 Front Porch Photography - Landscape 2 Front Porch Photography - Landscape 3 Front Porch Photography - Landscape 4 Front Porch Photography - Landscape 5 Front Porch Photography - Landscape 7 OK, so there are people in this shot, but you can't see any faces!  What about you?  How can you step out of your comfort zone?  I'd love to know (I'll even come and watch your bags:)

 


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