In my last post, I wrote about the power of observation to bring us into the present moment, a phenomenon I’m familar with from various forms of meditation. Although I don’t do traditional sitting meditation as often as I used to, I’m finding that going out for walks in the forrest is a wonderful alternative, especially when I have my camera with me. It encourages me to slow down so I can examine things I would otherwise only experience in passing, in which context I’m reminded that meditation – in the broadest sense – is just that: time we take to focus on some aspect of our existence as a training in awareness. Seen that way, with the right mindset and enough concentration, almost anything can be purposed as a form of meditation. Our breathing, our work, sport, and even observing life as framed by the lens of a camera. This series of images – focussing on the way light falls through and around objects, shares seemingly inconsequential moments that became memorable for me because I was in a heightened state of attention – meditating on the beauty and effortless complexity of nature.