a Photographic Journey by Meryl


“I don’t seek, I find.”
Serpent 1These are wise words from someone
who taught me a great deal about photography.
When I first heard them, I was confounded. How can I find if I don’t seek?
Yet as time passes, I find that when I’m searching for something,
anything—my keys, the perfect gift, a new friend—
it eludes me, doesn’t appear until I stop looking.
Here’s a fossil in the sand that I discovered
through my lens one cold day when
I least expected it…

©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission

8 responses

  1. That is so true Meryl ~ usually when we least is when we find! Love when that happens with photography now too. Like this fossil that was revealed in the sand — very unique shot. I love the shadows! xxoo much love ~ R

    December 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  2. should be: when we least expect …. is when we find! 🙂

    December 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  3. I really like everything about this photo. Nicely done.

    December 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  4. There is indeed something about when you try too hard, it slips away. Sometimes – and particularly in photography – you just need to let go. I really love this picture, it makes my thoughts go in many direction. It has such an eternal quality to its abstraction. I have no idea what the subject matter actually is – and it doesn’t matter for me. The title of the post maybe suggests oil spill, but I still only see the beautiful reflections.

    December 9, 2012 at 5:24 am

    • I’m always so inspired to explore more when I get such encouragement from you, Otto….I would like to tell you what it is…but maybe it will ruin the experience for you…so wonderful that it stimulates your imagination….thanks xom

      December 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

  5. So much said in such few words…

    January 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

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