Friday, April 13, 2012
About 10 years ago, when I was just starting to get serious about photography, I took a workshop with Boston photo artist Skip Schiel. He sent us off to a garden, with instructions not to shoot the flowers -- just the play of light and shadow. I got really into this and never saw the bee in the morning glory I was shooting until I downloaded the image to the computer. It was a lousy shot, but the exercise taught me a great deal and was one of the reasons I eventually got serious about my work.
This morning I went about a mile from home to photograph a lovely white dogwood in bloom. But this time I actually saw the bee! And knew what to do about it. This sort of shot just fills my heart. What a day!