Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Did You See ...?

I always look forward to traveling as a passenger. So much, of what surrounds me, is lost to me, when I drive. Thus, I find myself 'discovering' all manner of 'new' sights, when free to let my focus take in the fullness, of all that surrounds, in what may be a very familiar area. If I mention my discoveries to whomever is driving, they often declare that I have found things, that they had not, previously, been aware of.

Just as this is true in travel, I find that we all 'find' different sounds in shared enjoyment of musical selections. I am very fond of the Oboe and Bassoon, while my companion may be more inclined to being attuned to Strings or Percussion. Our different perspectives make for an enhanced life experience, when we share.

These diversities of awareness occurred to me as I engaged myself in one of my favorite pastimes ... perusing the "In Pictures" area of The BBC News. So, I thought that it might be fun to share some of my recent discoveries ... and see if those elements of the photographs are the same 'focus draws' that attract your attention. Kind of the same exercise that we did as children looking at the same cloud formations ... yet seeing completely different images in them. So, here goes ...


The Photographer saw this image from a Fashion Show, one way ...
Photo: Philippe eLopez/AFP/Getty Images/BBC

But I saw something else in it ...

Here, the Photographer asked us to see the Dogs
following the Trained Monkeys ...


Photo: DeShaka Ivan Chowdhurt/AFP/Getty Images/BBC

But I saw something entirely different ...

And (as you will note from their shared "comments"),
'Lime,' and 'SulDog' found this young man more interesting
.

We were asked to see the pattern of Circles in the Snow, as created by the Traffic ...

Photo: BBC

I prefer to enhance the Pattern without noting the causation ...

A Tasting of Cooked Rice, was the Subject here ...

Photo: BBC

But not for Me ...

'Sam the Koala' has been popular for his survival of his injuries
in Australia's recent tragedy of wildfires ...


Photo: AP/BBC

But his magical Expression grabbed my attention ...
I surely have enjoyed sharing these Moments and these Images with You, Dear One. I thank you for your companionship. And please remember ... my happy focus is always unwaveringly on my Love of ... YOU. [smile]



All IMAGES from BBC News / In Pictures / The Big Picture

10 comments:

Suza said...

Your eyes and mine tend to "see" similar areas of focus. I so enjoy lingering over pictures. I particularly love the rickshaws and the wee boy in blue - lovely.

John-Michael said...

And I thank You, Dear Suza, for joining Me on this little Outing. Us sharing it, together, enhances my enjoyment of the Experience.

Lovingly ...

lime said...

i just love that first couple of pictures. the silhouette which include the ribs of the umbrella is so elegant and mysterious.

my focus was on the man leading the monkeys.

i agreed with you on the circles.

on the last one i saw the girl in red next to the boy because her focus is entirely different from everyone elses and i want to know why. ;)

John-Michael said...

So cool! Thank You, Lime, My Darlin.' I revisited the photos and saw them through your eyes. That is precisely what I am talking about. Such fun!

Lovingly ...

Suldog said...

Valuable thoughts given out today, John-Michael. Perception is so different for each of us. For instance, in the shot of the monkeys/dogs/carts, my focus went to the walking man first (as did Lime's, apparently.) Very good stuff.

Classic Charm said...

I guess I never gave this much thought...but how interesting...I noticed the dogs following the moneys....HA! Such fun indeed.
Hugs,
Rose

John-Michael said...

In response to your demonstration of the Point of this little exercise, My SulDog Friend, I have amended the post to illustrate the Focal Point that drew your interest, as well as Lime,s. I surely do appreciate your sharing in this with Me.

I do love Ya, Jim ...

John-Michael said...

And it is those "Stray Dogs" that drew the caption for the photo, in the BBC's presentation, Rose, My Dear. How uniquely gifted we are all in this wonderful business of living and responding to Life!

My Love and HUGs to You ...

nitebyrd said...

It's so wonderful to always look beyond, isn't it? The things you see when you open your eyes and mind can be amazing!

Love all the beautiful pictures, hun, especially "Sam."

John-Michael said...

And how I do enjoy each new and fresh Perspective shared with me, Dear NiteByrd! Every Friend has a Gift to offer. And I am so grateful for all.

(That 'Sam' is, indeed, a Charmer, isn't he!?)

Lovingly ...

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