One of my absolute favorite things to do at this time of year is using my long lens for close-up captures of leaf and branch designs. I gasp out loud at times just so amazed how Mother repeatedly, hands down, is the Master Artist.
One of my most valuable lessons from Hubby has been his advice to fill the frame. Don’t only look at what you want as your focal point but look at the background along with the surrounding objects. How do they blend or not? How do they contrast or not? Do they overall make a beautiful composition or not? If the answer is not to any of the three questions, would it be possible to move into a different position both in distance or angle in order to shoot to gain a composition that flows?
Looking at my LCD screen after taking a shot, what I wanted sometimes doesn’t happen. That is my clue to look around figuring out if I move to another spot to shoot from, what then? Sometimes no matter what direction I shoot from, the desired outcome will not be what I want.
That is when I then move on confident I will find another treasure. Mother does not ever disappoint! There are times I stop walking altogether, as something pulls at me and in those crucial moments, I choose one of several things. One, do I shoot? Two, is this just a private viewing? Three, if I do shoot where is the best place to shoot from?
Occasionally I nail the capture right from where I stand. I just know. Boom. Got it! When the angle or distance is not quite right, however, you can find me walking backwards with my eyes never leaving what I want to shoot. I stop when I know to. Most of the time, my first shot off when I get to the “spot” is exactly how I envision it to be.
Sometimes, I am surrounded by so many radiant designs and blow away awesomeness, I exclaim out loud over and over again my obvious delight. I don’t know where to shoot first so my head swivels all around, eyes wide with wonder. Those are the times I am transcended so high I forget I am on planet earth. When my heart guides me and my cup runneth over, then I begin to frame my compositions and shoot to my heart’s content.
I present to you Intrigue™ by no other then Mother. I am the messenger, one that shouts Her glory through my lens. Look, listen, feel, know ….. God is alive and He, my friends, sees and knows all. The vibrancy of those designs instills in me confidence that regardless of evil, Good resides and far outweighs evil. Between Mother’s Gifts and Guidance and the Still Small Voice residing in my heart, my life is Good. Evil has no place in it.
*I live in one of the most restricted locked down states in the USA. If I can find the means to live Good and not evil, so can anyone. So much has been destroyed within my state. Not my life, however.*
Photography/ “Intrigue™ Designs©Mother” /Oct.2020©AmyRose
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