Seizing the Moment

By: Barbara

Mar 22 2009

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Category: California


Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

This morning the light came in my kitchen window, reflected off the white tiles, through the green glass shelves, and lit these objects from below. It was so beautiful that I stopped what I was doing, climbed up on the counter and took these pictures. When moments like this happen, you can’t come back later. The light will never be the same; will never fall in exactly the same place. If you see it, shoot it!  I like the top one best, but the picture of the fish vertebrae that I found on the beach intrigues me as well.

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Sometimes I tell myself ridiculous things. For instance, because I find the sameness of the architecture in the planned community I live in so boring, I often tell myself that there is nothing here worth photographing. And then, pow! I’ll be stunned by a moment like this when I have to stop everything, pick up my camera and shoot.

Earlier this week I was listening to Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, speak on creativity at the TED Conference. She has an interesting theory on creative genius that’s worth listening to. It starts out a little slow, but if you’ve ever struggled to bring a creative vision to life the ending will bring you to tears.


2 comments on “Seizing the Moment”

  1. very nice indeed…like the natural lighting that lights up the glass table to show the reflection…:)

  2. Beautiful!! I love these! I like what you’ve written here too…

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