Leaf of Time

Miksang Texture (15 of 16)

Last week I participated in a Miksang Photography workshop in Asheville, NC. In a nutshell, Miksang teaches photographers to discover fresh images by being contemplative and waiting for what they call a flash of perception before snapping the shutter.

One little leaf

It rained, heavily, for most of the time I was there. But the rain also helped to create great colors and interesting textures to discover with our cameras. At the end of a three-hour shoot I was walking (in the rain!) back to my B&B and was stopped cold by this leaf on the sidewalk.For some reason the phrase leaf of time popped into my head. Here it was, battered by wind and rain, its days surely numbered and yet it was giving off beauty, form and grace for those who were lucky enough to see.

A sampling of other images I took that focused on color and texture are on my photo site HERE. I hope you’ll stop by and visit. I think that your eyes and your heart would be pleased if you did. Thanks.

Image and text by Kevin Lee


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Leaf of Time

Author: Kevin Lee

In a nutshell, Kevin fesses up to the following: He's a retired youth advocate-counselor, a blogger, writer, photographer, rower, Friends Minister, grandpa of six and married to a terrific woman for 43 years and counting!

4 thoughts on “Leaf of Time”

    1. Hello Kate, thank you for your comment on my images. Our instructor, as a way of nudging us out the door into the pouring rain kept saying to us, “the rain is your friend and will make your images pop with color!” My camera equipment stayed nice and dry, but it took two days for my shoes to dry out! Thanks again. – Kevin

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