52 Photos Project
The prompt: Capture one moment in time from this day. I was intrigued, mainly because I had done something similar to this not too long ago in another photography workshop I had taken, where we were instructed to take a series of twenty photographs in a matter of twenty minutes. I ended up loving the assignment and walked away from it feeling rather enlightened as well. Today's prompt reminded me of it in some ways, so I was happy to take my camera out into the day to explore all the possibilities and, of course, 'moments' out there just waiting to be captured by me.
I took my boys for a hike in Elfin Forest, where there just happened to be many wonderful moments waiting to be captured. And it was a spectacular afternoon-sunny, warm, with plenty of tree shade for photographing purposes. My oldest son also happens to love photography as much as I do, so when I told him of our plans for the afternoon, he happily grabbed his camera bag, lenses, tripod, and light meter (he's one serious guy when it comes to shooting photographs), and raced me to the car. He has much longer legs than I have, so he won the race! And he also ended up taking some pretty amazing shots -- capturing some pretty amazing moments himself today. I have to say that I just love going on photo shoots with him, because sometimes he gets so excited and just cannot wait to show me his captures, that he literally glows with pride! It tickles me deeply inside to watch him doing his thing. And he never fails to say at least once, okay . . . at least ten times, "Mom!! Look at this shot! You'll be amazed!" And he's right every time, I am definitely amazed. Yes. I am. :)
I don't know what kind of flower this used to be, but I thought it looked so lovely standing there all by itself, rather majestic really, or so I thought. It was all alone, but didn't seem a bit lonely (if that makes any sense to you at all). But I felt it needed to be captured and savored for the beauty it was, all the same. So I took a shot at it.
And as you've probably already guessed, heard about, or have experienced first hand at some time in your life - winter time in Southern California isn't exactly cold, and many of our trees still have all their leaves, and flowers are in full bloom year round here, which is all very nice and wonderful, but when trying to capture autumn and winter in a photograph here, well, it can be a bit tricky. But today I feel I got as close as I possibly could here when I captured this little dead flower head.
I really enjoyed today's project and am certainly looking forward to more in the future.
Happy New Year everyone!