“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” Mary Davis
Who knew? June 15 has been designated by the North American Nature Photography Association as NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY since 2009. Did you know? I didn’t. Fortunately, even in my ignorance, I have been celebrating this holiday extensively throughout any given year anyway.
It is easy to take nature photographs. One way to take nature photos is to go to incredible places—like Yosemite National Park or Monument Valley—and snap away at all you see. However, you do not have to go anywhere special to enjoy Nature and capture its essence on film. You can find the beauty, wonder and solace of Nature just about anywhere. Just take the time to notice what is around you.
Some of my favorite subjects are birds and trees and flowers.
If you want to celebrate Nature Photography Day, just grab a camera and head outside. You can sit quietly for a bit in a garden, wander the sidewalks in your neighborhood or take a drive along a country road, even a highway once you are out of the city. See what nature speaks to you. Then capture the interaction by clicking the shutter.
Beware: Capturing the beauty and wonder of Nature in a photo can be habit-forming.
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QUOTES ABOUT NATURE
“We do not see Nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our heart.” William Hazlitt
“Adopt the pace of Nature; her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.” Ansel Adams
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Kurt Vonnegut
“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” Vincent Van Gogh
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” John Muir
“Nature, Time and Patience are the three great physicians.” H. G. Bohn
“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” Toni Morrison
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs
“Once destroyed, Nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.” Ansel Adams
“There’s something of the marvelous in all things nature.” Aristole
“A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” Walt Whitman
“Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu
“Just feel the magic in the air and the power in the breeze. Feel the energy of the plants, the bushes, and the trees. Let yourself be surrounded by nature at its best. Calm yourself, focus, and let magic do the rest.” Sally Walker