Saturday, May 3, 2014

the light


Crossvine photo. 

It's soft. 

So soft it looks like a painting.
You can almost smell its mocha scent. Almost see the hummingbird waiting nearby.

It just happened. 

Sitting in my office the other morning, I noticed the light. It was cloudy, the light diffused. There was no wind. A gentle kind of morning, the light was perfect for a good photograph. 

Grabbing my camera, I trotted outside for a ten minute break. 

"Do you see something?" Asked Jennifer as I passed. 

"No." I said. "Not yet. But it's the light." Ansel Adams taught me that many years ago. And now, I've been taking photos long enough to know that it's always the light. In the right light, there's a good photo waiting. It's out there. 

All you have to do is find it.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful texture in those flowers - a very painterly photo.

Aby said...

These are beautiful flowers, very lovely.

Yeh the weather in India is improving... It was 85 today. We had some rain yesterday and today was cloudy too. I hope it continues this way though the monsoon is still too far.

Hey do you have river or sea nearby your area?

Stephen Lyn Bales said...

Hello again Rambling. How are things on your island?

Thanks for the comment. Yes, very painterly. Delicate brush strokes. I love it when it works out that way.

Stephen Lyn Bales said...


85 is better than 110. When does the monsoon season begin?

I live very close to the Tennessee River and work even closer to it.