May 9, 2012

A Change of Pace

Beautiful Ironwork

Some sort of  beautiful & wonderful smelling conifer..smelled like a Christmas Tree lot.

Salmon colored Prickly Pear blossom-this particular cactus was "blind."

My first silhouettes <3- in the beginning I was slightly annoyed that these people stepped out into the archway just as I was about to hit the release-just goes to show that sometimes serendipity plays a beautiful hand.

Part of growing and learning anything involves stepping off outside your comfort zone, so last night I struck out to work a bit on "freezing motion" and to see what else I could find other than flowers. I found plenty of subject matter in the most ordinary of places and it struck me how magical photography really is. 

To realize that photography documents a very specific moment in time that can never ever be duplicated  again-the elements of lighting, subject, timing and photography need to be congruent before a desired image can be achieved-it's magical.