My feature post today is an example of “you don’t know unless you try”. All last week here it was extremely windy, and twice I turned down opportunities to return to the gardens found at “Two Chicks and a Rooster”. The flowers are going down rapidly here, due to cooler temperatures, and I knew I had only a limited window to photograph the flowers there.
Saturday I photographed what you see in my featured post. I took a chance. Again the winds blew, with wind gusts of up to 35 mph. Now for a photographer who does close up of flowers, that is NOT good news. Yet, I was determined. I made arrangements with the owner, really not knowing IF I could even photograph due to the winds.
I arrived at those gardens. The winds blew and I just couldn’t even find a space where the winds were blocked. I was not going to be deterred! I put my music on, took my camera out of my bag, and started to go to work. At first the winds really bothered me and I had to wait, wait, wait …. until there was a break in the wind to quickly depress the shutter.
Now this is the MAGIC of my story. As I got involved in what I was doing, the world disappeared and so too did the wind, or so it seemed. Yes there were a few times that the wind reminded me it was there, but I spoke to it, telling it to calm down. Believe it or not, IT DID!
I am posting on here photo number 2 of my featured post. Now that I have told you all I did, how did I photograph this without blurring from the wind? I just proved my point. When you don’t try, you do not know what you can do. I proved to myself that even on a very windy day, I succeeded in what I set out to do. If I can, so can you!
Now take a look at the photo again. And I leave you with this.
Think upon what I said. Truly anything is possible when you put your Mind to it, and follow that with action. Have a wonderful day! Love, Amy
Photography/You Don’t Know Unless You Try 2014©AmyRose