There are times that I feel I don’t carry my camera around with me as much as I ought to, striking me with a pang of regret when I see the perfect composition for a photo. The thing is though, I instantly sooth the guilt by reminding myself that not everything has to be “captured” forever. Can’t you enjoy this moment for what it is? And so then I do enjoy taking in my surroundings, using my eyes like a camera without the selfish inclination to press the shutter release button.
But then there are times that I do bring my camera along and it of course opens my eyes wider to possible compositions. I had a wander through a local antique market the other day, my camera slung over my shoulder. There was a particular stall with all sorts of pieces from yesteryear, however the shop owner had a plate set aside with nectarines for him to eat throughout the day. They were reflected in a mirror he had for sale, it felt so reminiscent of an old still life painting, so I was happy that I did indeed have my camera with me for that particular moment.