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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Aim Without Aim

Old Pump
Old Pump

Penny Pot
Penny Pot

Dusk
Dusk

Butts
Butts

Doughnut
Doughnut

On the Dash {sh 91}
On the Dash

I wander; often aimlessly.  My mind wanders too;  often aimlessly as well.  My eye doesn't wander in the sense that I'd call it a "wandering eye", but my eye latches on to things that may or may not make sense.  Certainly this collection of captures from wanderings makes no sense at all.

What if my mind, eye, and being didn't wander and wonder?  What would I do instead?


18 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hmmm, something here Susan...you started with a gas pump and ended with a car. Seems like full circle to me. So much for your mind wandering.

Susan said...

These are all so great, Susan! I really love that gas pump, and even the cigarette butts have such great lighting you can't help but be drawn to them. Wonderful wanderings!

Chrystal Oates said...

WOW I love that you found art in everyday things. I loved each picture for different reasons. The old gas pump is by far my favorite with the butts in a close second, great job!

Ms. Becky said...

hey friend, stopping by to wish you a happy happy. you know, after the merry merry. I've been down for the count with my first cold in years and years. haven't picked up my camera in over a week. I've been a blank slate with a congested head. but not much new there. I owe you an email. getting to it. a round tuit. take care my friend.
I like all the shots. especially the old pump and the hat on the dash. hatterdashery. okay, I'm leaving now.

Woody said...

I so want a doughnut right now, but that's because I rarely eat them.

The gas pump is awesome.

Who says wandering needs to make sense? I think this is a grand collection.

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous photos and words! Love what your wandering eye and mind found!

Brenda said...

I'm not sure wandering needs to make any sense - that's why it is called wandering. And I see common elements of your style throughout these images - your love of light, your love of text, your love of contrast and juxtapositions. I think it is brave to wonder and be open to what presents itself to you and to be ready to receive it.

I'm Veronica said...

I do this very same thing. Everyday life is what you are capturing. Nice. And thanks for visiting me!

Kathy said...

I don't know...I think aiming to be aimless is kinda cool :)

Kathy

RainCityGirl said...

Beautiful set from you wanderings. It is funny what can catch our eye. I think as photographers we tend to see the unusual and beautiful amoungst the obvious.

smiles, Sharon said...

You definitely have a good point...what would we do if we didn't do what we are currently passionate about?
Good question.....
Love the photo of the gas pump...what amazing colors, rust, etc. Your black and white is very spiffy.

Keep warm. Sharon

Clare B said...

Happy New Year Susan, my minds been wandering a lot of late, as it tends to do at the beginning of the year. Where I want to do, what I want to achieve... such lofty goals but sometime it's perhaps also good to let your mind (and eys) wander around the little things.

Francisca said...

Keep wandering, Susan. Current science says this will improve "big picture" thinking. So if we didn't wander and wonder, we'd be a whole lot more stupid. And stupid you ain't. Besides, it gives you (and us) unique images to enjoy and think about. I'm surprised the butts on the street are so plump (they're more usually ground into the pavement). It's encouraging to see a penny jar. And I wonder about the head that wears that hat.

Nadege, said...

I love this collection. Keep on wandering, these shots are amazing.

seabluelee said...

You asked, "What if my mind, eye, and being didn't wander and wonder? What would I do instead?" I don't know, but your life wouldn't be nearly so interesting, and neither would ours. I love your wandering wonderings and the curiosities you share that make me wonder too. Can I have the rest of that doughnut now, please? It looks really good!

lisa said...

If my mind, eye, and being did not wander and wonder, I think I would be completely lost! these are wonderful images Susan! Happy weekend to you!

urban muser said...

i love the colors on that old pump!

Anita Johnson said...

I love that your eye wanders...so does mine! When people talk about styles in photography, I get that to a point, but so much catches my eye, how can one limit it to a style? Of course, my mind wandered right to the glazed donut, I can almost taste it!