Crashed and exhausted on the couch this past Tuesday, not sure where I was not sore from a nightmare of a Yoga class on Monday followed by a six mile strenuous hike the next day, the last thing I wanted was to get up and “practice” with my new camera. I saw however that the light outside was absolutely beautiful and so with a loud groan of protest I removed that aching body from off that couch.
No way, I just cannot (did I say cannot?) do this! I’m too darn sore! I don’t know how I will even be able to get down to the ground much less hold my camera steady. Have I checked my sanity state lately?
The first few shots had me groaning out load as I lowered my aching battered body into a low stance to maintain until I could get the shot I wanted. At one point I laid my head on the ground (when I did finally manage to get there), just breathing, and praying this practice would pay off.
What I would do for a hot shower and my bed at that point!
As I struggled to get to my feet I then went into my backyard and there began to take some more shots. It wasn’t until my eye was drawn to a certain Rose that I felt the excitement bubble up. Could this be IT, the reason why I dragged my sorry butt off the couch? I peered through my lens viewer and gasped!
OH. MY. GOD. Some of what I saw I could see with my naked eye but not all. I managed to get into a crouch. With one very sore knee on the ground while I straddled a Rose bush with my other leg lunging, to position me and my camera perfectly to frame what I saw I kept my eyes peeled. Holding my breath, steadying my hands, I very carefully panned my camera, slowly ever so slowly until I “knew” YES oh YES this is it!
I depressed the shutter button. I got it!!! I got it exactly as I wanted it. Disregarding my sore protesting body, I stood up quickly and headed towards the garage where I knew hubby was. When I showed him what I captured he stood there stunned, disbelieving in fact in what he saw.
I have surpassed even my “Amy Standards” for my photography. With this image I am showing you today, a goal I have been striving towards has been attained. I’m standing atop a mountain top grinning from ear to ear because something I didn’t even know I was seeking, I found in that shot. Now that I have attained this goal, it is clear I keep moving ever forward to another unknown goal, one that I will not know until I see it.
Patting myself on the back I leave you with,
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Camera settings: ISO 200, F/3.2, ss 1/400, focal length 100mm
*No digital art employed with this image. Image is exactly as captured.*
MF Macro Without Tripod Photography/ “Beyond” August 2016©AmyRose