There’s a whole lot of space
just waiting to be filled with
caring, a smile, Love
MF Macro Photography Handheld/ “Awareness”/ March 2017©AmyRose
Last Tuesday when I went to the gym I had to use the Ladies’ room. In going into a stall I saw in the toilet a brown utility paper towel. This object was not meant to be in the toilet and whoever threw it in had no regard for that fact.
In looking around I could not locate the usual girl who cleaned the Ladies’ room.
So I approached the front desk to speak to a young girl behind it. I told her quite simply what I had found and where and in my opinion that paper towel if flushed could cause a lot of plumbing problems. In our conversation I received solid eye contact, smiles were exchanged, gratitude as well, and then this young girl sighed and said, “We are in the midst of a huge renovation and people just are so rude, acting without any respect.”
I responded by saying … “Oh, you have noticed too.” We talked for a bit more expressing our opinions (and agreeing!) of the so many inconsiderate people milling about these days, then I told this young girl to have a good day so I could begin my workout. She again thanked me and I flashed my pearly whites as I walked away. How nice it was to actually have a “real” conversation with solid eye contact and one from the “heart”.
See? It doesn’t take much to change this world for the better. I could have chosen not to have reported this problem but rather to have just ignored it. No. Having had major plumbing problems last summer I would not ever wish that nightmare on anyone else. The owner and those he is hiring are working so hard to give us, the members, a beautiful gym. They don’t deserve disrespect and more headaches.
And a little about this image … I am learning how to adjust my camera’s settings when I am shooting into a “bright light” while my focus is on a much darker object. I worked a long time to get the color of these Crocuses just perfect and at the same time not overexposing my image too much so as not to bleach it out. I aimed my focal point (the clearest portion) on the tallest of the Crocuses and then very very carefully and ever so slowly panned the camera to my left in order to frame what you see here.
Tricky, very tricky business. Why? When shooting in manual focus, which I was, when the focal point is spot on it doesn’t take much for it to get out of focus especially when shooting with a 100mm macro lens. The only way this was possible for me to do was to be laying on my belly and using my elbows as a tripod. Steady steady steady she goes. Not breathing, resetting my frame, and when I achieved the exact frame I wanted I clicked. Whew! The focal point clearness had not changed. Kudos for me! (smile)
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