I've always marveled at great photography. As soon as the newest issue of National Geographic Magazine lands in my mailbox, I can't wait to open it up and scan the breathtaking pictures. It seems to me that photographers must possess an innate ability to see things others don't. I imagine they view the world differently than others. They are more willing to slow down and truly live in the moment. Something that one may see as ordinary or miss altogether, a great photographer may perceive as an extraordinary opportunity. Take, for example, Dave Jordano who chose to photograph a different side to the Detroit we often see in the news. I love this quote from the story: His city, he says, is not the one of “death and decay” depicted in many stories but one of “human activity and movement.” To me, this is another example of the message I try to convey in Paradise in Front of Me. In next week's post, I'll talk about another article I read and how it inspired me to grab my camera and head out into my community. Do you enjoy taking pictures? What inspires or motivates you to pull out your camera and click?