I readily admit that I rarely use my telephoto lens, in fact the last time I remember having it on my camera was in North Dakota at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, two years ago.
So it was with a fair amount of grumbling that I screwed that 55-250 lens on my camera and set out for a photo walk around my town.
I quickly realized once I was walking the sidewalks, that I have grown short-sighted, seeing only the things that present themselves right in front of me. This happened because I tend to only shoot with my 17-55mm wide angle, or my 60mm macro lens.
I have forgotten how to look up.
I have forgotten how to look farther into the distance.
I have forgotten how to see things differently.
I have forgotten about the joy of discovering new/old things.
This lesson has taught me many things, but most of all it has taught me to be open to trying things and to stop being so short-sighted.
Check out one of my fellow group mate's blog about the same exercise and what she discovered.