Five Photos, Five Stories, #1
I like to wander my yard with my camera in hand. I’ve been teaching myself to shoot manually for the last year or so. I’ve briefly – as in, sat in the yard one afternoon with a stack of library books and a glass of wine – studied the ins and outs of this. I only vaguely know the terms, but I have (mostly) figured out how to set my camera to achieve the shots I want. I learn more by doing than I do by reading sometimes, and this is definitely true when it comes to photography. Thank goodness for digital, which makes learning to play so much cheaper and easier than film photography. I like to capture light and moods, I love shooting with macro lens and focusing in on details. My garden and everything that inhabits it, are some of my favorite things to shoot because they are always changing, always in flux. What’s in bloom today can be gone tomorrow. Such is the tale of this spider. I was walking into the basement to check laundry when I saw the late afternoon sunlight shining through the web and ran to grab my camera, as that light can be fleeting. I held my breath as I shot, almost unable to believe I was able to capture so beautifully the streaming sun light through the delicate web. It’s taken me a good bit of work as well as luck to be able to shoot this photo. Such is life, isn’t it? You can work all you want, but sometimes, you just luck into things.
Suzicate at The Water Witch’s Daughter invited me to play Five Photos, Five Stories. I invite Cassi at Bad at Being Mom to participate. If you wish to play the rules are that you post a picture a day with a story, fiction or non-fiction, or a poem and nominate one fellow blogger a day to participate.