Our visit to the fair last week also reminded me that meaningful travel and photography both benefit from a focus on the details.
The big vistas and group shots are helpful and essential. They provide context and reveal how things fit together.
But often, the meaningful traveler will find that the moments that stood out most on the trip or later in our memories come not from the big picture scenes but lie within the smaller vignettes and close-up images.
Here are some examples from our time at the fair. Are they the best photos from the day or do they tell the whole story? No. But they serve as icons, if you will, to remind us of what made the day meaningful.
Remember: Sometimes you take photos or pick up souvenirs along the way that will only mean something to you alone. That’s part of the joy of travel and a reminder of how much God cares for each of us individually, as well as collectively.