Flowing with the
Life of Light
is the Key
to Perfect Peace
Desolation and death
encompassing all around.
This image and this poem portray how I was feeling a few days ago as I mourned the passing of Spring and Summer. As tears fell I felt such utter sadness and emptiness that the Seasons I Loved so much have now passed. A hard “manual shift of gears” mentally assisted me into the start of getting into the Flow of Loving Autumn. And it is still a work in progress … All Seasons are meant for Celebration! I promise to find my excitement again with my camera as I document this Season of Autumn.
No tricks with this image were employed. As I was hiking in a shale creek bed a few months ago, the shaft of light that I saw on a tiny waterfall, stopped me in my tracks. Rapid thoughts fired through my head one after the other, all debating whether or not to stop to set my equipment up that was slung in bags over both shoulders. I knew I had only a window of a few minutes, if that, before the sun no longer was shining on these tiny waterfalls.
Before I could change my mind I immediately found a dry spot to put down my bags and as fast as I could I set my equipment up. In doing so I was figuring out from what position to shoot from, how high to set my tripod, and from what angle to capture these falls. All this was accomplished in seconds. By the time I was ready to shoot off the first frame, the sun was still shining on the tiny waterfalls. As the seconds passed after I finally pressed the shutter my Heart pounded while my camera was processing the long shutter speed shot.
“Come on, come on!” I silently yelled. The moment I heard the click of the shutter designating the shot was complete, I immediately began to get ready to get another shot off. Turns out, the very first shot I took was the only one with the sun directly shining on the waterfalls. You are looking it.
Photography/ “Life Of Light” 2015©AmyRose