We spent a week in Turkey in 2009, following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great (but that's another story). After a long day of sightseeing we visited Eski Foca where the myth of the sirens is said to have originated. As the sun went down across the sea, I snapped this picture of Miles as I lay on the rocks. I did not think of myself as being able to take good pictures, but he was so happy splashing in the water that I wanted to capture that feeling, and I was very pleased with the result. My husband said it was like a Cartier-Bresson "decisive moment" photo when a man is frozen in time as he is about to step in a puddle, but I probably just rolled my eyes. When I returned home, I posted it on Facebook and loved people's reactions to it. I felt I had captured a moment of Miles's childhood that I hoped he would like when he was older. I started to think about how I might have made it better, how I could have improved it, why people liked it. And I started to believe that perhaps I might be able to take good pictures after all, if I worked at it a bit. And that's how it all started. A few months later, we bought a "proper" camera (an Olympus E-P1 with interchangeable lenses -- this was taken with a Lumix point-and-shoot). The new Olympus quickly became MY camera and here I am now, just over a year later. This photo was where it all started. It was a turning point for me.
I chose Megula's picture because of the beauty of the image combined with her simple words...
"I love the symbolism behind this shot; it reminds me our path stretches beyond our vision and that fact offers infinite hope and promise"
Beyond Vision by *Megula*
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