Long before this week’s photo challenge I started seeing life through a frame.
Being a photographer will do that to you, perhaps not always in a good way, because often I tend to not pay attention to the “big” picture when I’m experiencing something. Instead, my photo mind is always framing what’s happening and thinking about the image that will result, as opposed to simply being in the moment.
I had the privilege of observing an Honor Flight this week and since I really was there to document the experience for a friend and her dad, I felt I was justified in seeing it all through my lens. I also added this week’s photo challenge into the day by looking for frames within my frame.
This is what I came up with throughout my day in Washington, DC.
A perfectly blue sky above me as I exited the Metro:
A group of Veterans framed by Honor Guard Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery:
Those same Sentinels, framed by their weapons:
My friend’s dad, observing it all through the frames of his glasses:
A fountain at the WWII Memorial, framed by state pillars:
An insect doing it’s thing, framed by sunflowers in the middle of a bustling city:
At the Hirschhorn Museum, a person framed in a doorway in a curved hallway, bathed in afternoon light:
Again, at the Hirschhorn, two guards framed by the beautiful, undulating art on the walls:
Still in the same museum, frames within frames:
“When was the last time you laughed?”
And finally, one of my favorite views in DC….the Washington Monument, perfectly reflected and framed in the reflecting pool on the National Mall.
Putting life in a frame is pretty much an obsession with me.
Seeing, pausing, clicking. It’s what I do.