Sunday, April 17, 2011

lesson learned...

I think I learned a valuable lesson yesterday!

I kept thinking about the bell photo I took Friday evening. I was really unhappy with the feel of it and just couldn't put my finger on why...

Then it hit me, PASSION!

I took that picture like it was an assignment instead of the reason I take photographs, no, the reason I capture moments! PASSION!!! I love standing (or sitting), in front of a beautiful flower or reveling in the breath taking beauty of a scene I happen upon.

and on that subject, do we truly just happen upon some place or thing or are we called and just don't realize it.

Well, before I get carried away and bore you to death! Here are my daily offerings.

I hope you enjoy them, as much as I "ENJOYED" taking them.

This was a beautiful anemone, which even in it's end was still beautiful!

When a moment grabs you, take it!

This was one of two daffys, I rescued this morning from the wicket rain we got last night. I spent a lot of time with the other, not pictured here and then focused my eye on this one! The first shot out of the camera was this one...just absolutely perfect!

Incidentally all of these images, moments, are unedited. Straight from the camera to you with the exception of the water mark!

Excuse the length today but one more thing I wanted to add. I was reading this book last night, "The Zen of Creativity by John Daido Loori" and I came across this passage I thought was appropriate...

The state of mind of the photographer while creating is a blank....[but] It is a very active state of mind really, a very receptive state of mind, ready at an instant to grasp an image, yet with no image pre-formed in it at any time.

Well, breathe in the beauty of the day and I'll see you tomorrow....


  1. Your post reminds me of a discussion group a while back where I shared that (in my experience) it's cool to have expectations, but only when we have no attachments to the outcome/s. To me it's the attachment that causes us to force our will, rather than allowing it to collaborate with the supportive energies … often creating an outcome that is stiff, lifeless and void of Passion.

    And, by the way, these images are so gorgeous!

  2. I am always so grateful to see your flower shots! You capture the beauty and the essence every time!! <3