Sunday, September 16, 2007
Of the thousands of photo- graphs I've taken over the decades, a few have stood out in my mind. Thankfully, some were intentionally composed, lighted and captured. Other, like the lily you see before you, were total accidents. Yeah, I composed the shot. Yes, I waited for the right time of the day (for lighting purposes), but the image that resulted is far beyond my talent level. In my opinion, this is probably the most stunning "flower photo" I have ever taken. The lumimous petals, the water's opaque blackness, the depth of field, soft focus and reflections... all turned out perfect. I thank God for giving me a little talent in shooting pictures... and I bless Him more for showing me images like this to strive for.