Adversity

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Surprisingly,
adversity brings out
aspects in us
we never even knew
existed.
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[Photograph taken with Canon 50D.]

This shot was without doubt in every way, a lucky one.  Earlier that day I was driving and as I did, I made note of places I wished to return later towards twilight to get some shots of.  That entire day I carefully watched the sun and to my disappointment, clouds began to gather as twilight deepened.  Nonetheless, I gathered my gear and headed out the door as the sun began to set.

Finishing with one area I wanted to photograph, I was headed towards my final destination when I saw this vista from out of the passenger car window as I was driving.  Being on a busy road, I hesitated to stop.  Not able to resist I made sure no one was behind me and as quickly as I could came to a stop on the shoulder of the road.

Running to get my equipment, and with trembling hands knowing my time was fast running out, I managed to get off a few frames from a few different angles.  This one blew me away, for in it, the sun behind the trees (far tree line right) burst through the cloud cover and as a result, sporadic shafts of light lit up the leaves and weeds as if by magic.  Yes, I enhanced the colors to really make them pop, and because it was really dark, I spent much time to get the lighting balanced.

ENJOY!!!!

Photography/ “Adversities” 2015©AmyRose

87 thoughts on “Adversity

    1. I am in awe of me, Erika. How about that???? (smile) SO glad you say this today. Can you imagine the feeling that arose within me as I stood before this vista? Believe me, I was wow’ing out loud! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Yes, Rajiv, I totally agree with you. As I stood in front of this glorious display that Mother presented to me, I stood as if transfixed as I was transported into another Realm. I am honored you shared this experience with me today. Thank you. Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Jodi!!! I am really happy you stopped by to enjoy my Gift to you today. No one truly likes adversity, yet, … what can be discovered and created has endless possibilities. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Oh wow, Alexander! Thank you SO much! I deliberately edited this picture so that it does look like a painting. Bless you for confirming that I did a good job of what I intended to do!!! And I am really glad you stopped by to enjoy this post! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. I am watching all your pictures and posts, and enjoy them. Some of the posts do not give the balance and peace but that is the life. All of us experience good and bad events. What can we do?
        Anyway, your blog mostly is optimistic and pictures are beautiful.

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    1. Yes, Scott, I did at that. This was a Gift, one I did not even see coming! I just couldn’t NOT stop to get this one. The drama itself speaks volumes. To me this image invokes healing. Bless you for your compliment!!! Love, Amy ❤

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  1. I love the way you captured the darkness and light on this one. It’s just seeped in color…that’s kind of the only way I can describe it. Glad you stayed safe in your adventure. It was certainly worth it. Funny how the photographer’s mind works…always seeking that perfect shot.

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    1. Marissa, it is hard to explain … my eye just sees things. I don’t even consciously look (or at least most of the time). Things just pull my eyes and I must must must take a shot or two. SO glad you enjoyed this one. I’ve still got a ways to go in the editing room but you all are seeing me progress. Hope you had a good day!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. Wow, thank YOU, Marissa!!! I am seriously amazed how fast I learn and what I apply. Now I know why I spent years drawing free hand these huge abstract paintings. They developed my “artist eye” to really see. Isn’t this journey exciting? It is for me!!! Love, Amy ❤

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      2. Oh no, I can see that now. Please know I would never do that intentionally and was even thinking of substituting a husband-wife situation but this one seemed to work out better. Anyway, so much for my sick sense of humor and sincere wishes that your mother will recover.

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      3. Marissa, I in no a way expect anyone to tiptoe around me. Your life is yours … I know you would never do anything intentional to hurt me. Peace, friend

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    1. Friend, I honestly cannot handle a story like this right now, not with what is going on with my mother. I MUST stay up and positive right now. Too many raw emotions I am personally dealing with. I hope you understand. Love, Amy ❤

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      1. Ame, she is recovering from two major surgeries and trying to get home where she can live out as best as possible what she has remaining. She is terminally ill, Ame. Late stage. ❤

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      2. Amy, do not feel bad please. You did not know. I was against this surgery (turned into two) knowing what I do as a nurse. My mother is desperately trying to gain more time. ❤

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    1. Oh, Dan! Thank you! I really had fun with this from the actual shooting to the editing. And the sky is the real deal. I still don’t know how to change skies. LOL Sometimes ignorance is bliss. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Oh, cuz! It truly was luck. It is one of those shots you just stumbled upon. That seems to happen to me a lot. I will be over to say yahoo to you in a bit. .. I am right now building a bookcase. For real. A cheapy, granted, but nonetheless, I still have blisters. LOL

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  2. Lovely words as usual, Amy. And wow, what a photo. I literally felt like I was right beside you as you hustled to take a few shots. Sunsets can be so beautiful but yet so fleeting. One second the sky can be full of colour and the next the opposite. You did very well there. I thought this photo looked like a magical park of some sort 🙂 ❤

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    1. Wow, what a comment, Mabel!!! I read your words last evening but was too tired to reply. Thank YOU so much for your appreciation of my work, and I am SO very happy you felt as much as you did. To share my experiences brings such JOY to my Heart. Bless you, my friend! Love, Amy ❤

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  3. lovely photograph and wonderful are your words: “Adversity brings out aspects in us we never even knew existed.”
    Adversity. we may dislike it, kick and scream at it; but yet, it often causes us to end up in places we never dreamed of going. great post 🙂 cheers, Debi

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    1. So true. Who enjoys adversity? I know I sure don’t yet I can attest that with it, this is where my greatest growth is seen. I am so happy you enjoyed this and thank you for your wonderful comment!! Love, Amy ❤

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