I’ve posted a few times (like here, here, and here) about the photographs my son takes. They’re always amazing, to me at least. He takes photos of seemingly dull things and makes them exciting. We think of his photographs as a window into his perception of the world. No doubt he looks at things differently than we do, as he is on the autism spectrum.
The boy recently got his own digital SLR camera (which matches his parents’), so I was looking forward to seeing what photos he would take.
His photos started out rather ordinary. Not terrible, but not breath-taking.
This one had potential – sunrise on Boldt Castle – but the horizon is crooked.
He didn’t seem very enthused by Boldt Castle, only giving us one or two ‘keeper’ photos, like this one:
I do enjoy these petunias from the Boldt Castle grounds:
We took a longer river boat ride further down the Saint Lawrence River to visit Singer Castle. We only spontaneously decided to take this trip when we were buying tickets for the ferry to Boldt Castle. I’m glad we did. Because the magic happened.
Early in the trip, we had been encouraging and suggesting (strongly) to the boy that he ought to take more pictures. Once we stopped bugging him, he started taking photos on his own. And they wound up fantastic. As always.