As a photographer …

flolicking

days like today are off the charts on the  list of experiences that I don’t want to miss.  It was simply my good fortune that the company I work for decided to open on a delayed schedule, giving me two extra hours.  Two extra hours on a bright, sunny, blue-skied morning that followed on the heels of a big, heavy snow.  As I look out my windows, I see that overnight, the entire world has been turned into a painting and I, being mortal, have it in my mind that I’m going to try to capture it; freeze it as it looks to me.  Hoping to do it justice.

I know when I’ve nailed a shot.  I don’t know a photographer who doesn’t.  Ansel Adams was quoted as saying “Sometimes I get there just at the moment God wants someone to click the shutter”.  He knew. That moment the shutter snaps, I am without doubt that even if nothing else I have shot the entire day satisfies me, this one shot will make every minute worth it.

basset_snow

There isn’t always “that shot”, though.  Some days, there is a handful of mediocre photographs and nothing that stands out.  There isn’t that one; the image that is full of words and in the words within the image, beauty.  That’s what I strive for, what I aspire to do; at times, it is all I can think about.   If only there was more time.

snowfall

This day, the epitome of a winter morning, the kind of day I fantasize about; today, pure and simply, leaves me speechless.  Let the images speak for themselves.

bluesky_jansnow

One response to “As a photographer …

  1. I too, had a day much like this only for different reason…with a totally different “back drop”..my birthday was adventurous and it was strenuous – the tree top canopy was beautiful, though hard to maneuver. there was something exciting about doing something different and totally out of my comfort zone. We worked had to make it to the end…and WE did it …we had success! I felt kinda sorry for the others that were behind us and gave up – turned back..guess it goes to prove that even though somethings ARE hard to go through if you keep pushing, without giving up….be determined and keep moving forward the reward at the end Will be worth it.

    Somethings in LIFE, I guess, if not worth working for ….are just not worth it..

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