Can You Really Capture the Beauty of Nature?

This week we were on the observation deck of the Space Needle in Seattle with many other tourists and locals, taking in a wonderful sunset.

A gentleman by the name of Niraj saw me focusing intently on taking photos of the wonderful reds and oranges of the sunset contrasting with the dark blues of Puget Sound.  He asked if he could see my what I had captured so I showed him what I had.  I explained that not only is the LCD screen on the camera very small, but even the best cameras cannot capture the full range of light and colors that the human eye can.

It made me think about stopping a moment and enjoying the beauty in front of me and not being so singularly focused on trying to capture it with my camera.

Thanks Niraj for making me take a moment and just looking.  ~