Turn Off Your Brain and Just Look

“You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

~ Ansel Adams


Sometimes photography isn’t about the technical aspects of capturing a great image, but about a whole range of emotions that are poured into a photograph from the scene in front of the lens.

I was reminded of that connection between seeing and feeling…that connection that Ansel said was a component of every great image, when I attended a health recovery workshop at the International Taoist Tai Chi Center in Orangeville, Ontario last weekend.

Double Rainbow

The center is a place where the world is quiet and still. Where I can disconnect from the busy pace of my life and just STOP.

I’m still in that stopping mode.

So here are a few images that speak to me of times when I was able to turn off my brain and just LOOK.  

Hope you enjoy them.

log cabin-F

Spanish cove-F

horses on the hill-F

tall ships 181

Good shooting!