One of the things that I’m finding as my photography gets out there more is that the world is a very small place. It may seem huge when we want to travel or when someone we care about is thousands of miles away but it really is a small place.
And as special as we think our one little place in the world may be, there are more similarities between it and other places than we may realize.
In the last few weeks I have had comments from people in Australia and Scotland tell me that my photography reminds them of their homes. My little place in Flagstaff reminds someone of Australia or Scotland.
Now, since Scotland is one of my all-time favorite places to visit, it makes me take a moment and think about it. Do I live somewhere that is as beautiful as a place I wish to be? Do I take my surroundings for granted? Do I miss out on the subtle nuances of this town and what joys it may hold for a traveler?
I’m sure I do.
I know it’s beautiful. I try to capture that in my photography. But I never realize just how beautiful it is here until someone says that they wish they could be here or that this is one of their favorite places in the world.
And when someone comments that a photograph reminds them of home, that’s a huge compliment. So many things are connected to the idea of “home.”
If I’m able to bring home to a few people, that is a wonderful feeling.