Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Listening

Listening, Kaikoura, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2012

Listening is something many of us are not good at.  We say we are listening but our minds are somewhere else. The words go in but are filtered or not heard. Little wonder then that relationships become strained.  Not listening is not being engaged.  So many things are missed.  Nuances are left unrecognised.  Noticing those nuances can mean the difference between understanding, or not. Its like seeing but not comprehending.

The above image is about listening.  The Watch Captain is listening for the sounds emitted by whales so that he can take his passengers to where these wondrous creatures of the sea can be seen.  His passengers are relying on him.  He needs to be able to filter out the sounds that don’t matter to discern those that do.

Image taken off Kaikoura on the north eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 160 other followers