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A unique and awesome experience came before me tonight. I truly believe I left the woods tonight, a better photographer. Let me explain why.

I began the afternoon with fairly high hopes, but little did I know the evening would be as great as it was. The sky was very unpredictable, with variety of weather. It was windy and rainy, and then just windy. Then the sun would peak out for a minute and everything would come ablaze with radiant energy. I scrambled from one spot to another as if I were a squirrel harvesting nuts. The thing I soon realized was that I was becoming free of obstacles. Everywhere I looked, was a fascinating scene. One way was direct sunlight with vivid clouds, I turn the other way there is a perfect semi-circular rainbow. It was splendid! I took images with ease. I was not intimidated by the beauty. A confession I must make now is; I often feel unworthy or not cut out for the job of capturing the magnificent scenes I witness. Not tonight. I became comfortable with my camera and lens. I used filters without hesitation or confusion. I composed with surprising speed. I am not sure what happened tonight. All I know is that I have never felt so comfortable with capturing nature. Yes, I am always at home when in the outdoors, but tonight I felt confident. I wanted to scream with happiness! I knew before looking at my LCD that I had indeed captured my vision. A compelling phenomena. I absolutely believe I learned more tonight about myself and my equipment than any other journey before today. A bold statement that only my future images can attest to. I have chosen three photos that I feel tell the story of my evening. Maybe some other night, I will go into detail about the actual journey I went on tonight. I leave by saying that God has blessed me with the most magnificent blessing. That blessing is sight. An overpowering and remarkable sense, that is dominant over the other senses the human body possesses.

On my knees behind my tripod and camera, I prayed a prayer of thanks. The shutter closed, my eyes opened, and I blew a kiss goodnight to the glory before me.



On the Hill


Kiss Goodbye

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