"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see!" With @2maslarsen / "I have been curious about the world for as long as I can remember. I was always outside, exploring roads I didn’t know as well as places I hadn’t been before. First playgrounds and parks, later forests and other towns. Photography jumped in without really being aware of it - today my camera comes with me everywhere, whether we are doing hikes or just strolling on the beach nearby.
I am located in Norway, a country where you don’t have to travel far to get yourself immersed in nature. The mountains give you an ever changing scenery all the time, it is overwhelming and can be so rewarding to capture a great scene. On the other hand, the ocean can be so calm yet so powerful. You can either capture the feeling of a warm, long and calm summer during a sunset or a wild ocean with stormy weather and big waves. I love it all, each has its charm. Sunsets would be my favorite though, if I really had to chose. The colors, the light and the warm feeling it radiates makes it just so peaceful and extraordinary to capture it and it's never the same... You are there, either watching it or capturing it. Then suddenly it is gone and it gets dark and cold.
Since I started with photography I have been more present in the nature, opened up my eyes and made me be grateful for what I see. I pay more attention to how the nature creates the weirdest colors and shapes. I can just sit down, see how the sun hits the moss in the forest - lighting up branches and leafs - or enjoy the sun rays warming up my face.
Photography rewired my brain and now I look at things in another way, being aware of the changes in lights and scenery over the different seasons of the year. It also made me realize that, even though people see the same thing, it doesn’t mean that they perceive the same as you. Or think the same as you do. And that is of course also applicable to our daily life." - 49 minutes ago