Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Camera Lens Got Stuck


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One sunny morning, my camera lens got stuck and I didn't even notice it for a few minutes. I had no agenda for that day and no particular shooting in my mind. I was just happy that there was enough light to take pictures. So I took random, non-staged pics of my home. Now that I look at these "wrong" photos, I can't help but love them to death. Is it a mystery calling from beyond the broken shutter? What if our eyes saw the world around us like that? Why are we taught that anything less than perfect is ugly?



The Japanese have a wonderful concept of "wabi-sabi": the art of seeing the exceptional beauty of humble, broken or deteriorated things. I practice wabi-sabi every day, embracing the charm and harmony of imperfect stuff (and people, too). It goes for the rug that needs a little dusting, for the pile of washed dishes and for the blue and brown bottle reunion on my kitchen counter. I hope you can relax and do the same in your life :)




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  1. I love how your photos turned out, and I must add-your cat is adorable..

    Stephanie

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    1. Stephanie, my kitty Anais sends her regards and a warm "Meow!"

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  2. Those photos are pretty neat. I think I had an old camera that did the same thing once. Except the shutter stopped working correctly, it wasn't just temporarily stuck.

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Cascia! But I think I need to buy another camera...

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  3. Sometimes, I think that is how we tend to see the world..through just a small slit of what it could be if we just opened our eyes wide!

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself! We have so much to learn on our journey to better ourselves!

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  4. Nice post! superbes photos.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    à bientôt! Cath.

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  5. i never heard of wabi sabi but i love it! i find so much beauty in antique stores, where things are used, broken, and most of all pre-loved. that's why i take things home so often from antique shops!

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    1. Exactly what the Japanese do - they wonder at the beauty of a broken vase!

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  6. wabi sabi. i haven't heard of that but i am going to remember it. i think i do practice that on a daily basis. i do hope your camera is okay though!

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    1. Thaks, Christine, but I think it's time I invested in a proper DSRL camera!

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  7. I hope my camera lens get stuck next time! It makes amazing pictures!!!

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    1. Thank you, Magali, but it's a very cheap compact camera and now I must save money to buy a proper DSLR camera!

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  8. Yo no me manejo muy bien con las cámaras Meeha!, yo admiro mucho tu fotografía

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  9. ME ENCANTA EL GATO ESCONDIDO.
    SALUDITOS

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  10. There are many pretty things hidden of the darkness. :) Exciting and special photos! :)

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