Waiting for the Sun

Since I had a very red-themed photo last week I thought I’d make use of complementary colors and post something with a lot of green. This garden certainly fits the bill; when I walked through it that day it reminded me of England (or maybe Ireland), where everything looks lush, grown in, slightly damp, and sports a patina of moss. Speaking of greenery, I’m really excited that winter is nearly over. My camera hasn’t seen spring or summer yet, and I can’t wait to get outside for some warm-weather shooting!

There is a paradise of form and colors in the world. And because you have eyes still in good condition, you can get in touch with the paradise. So when I become aware of my eyes, I touch one of the conditions of happiness. And when I touch it, happiness comes.   – Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk

Mist and Mud

Last Thanksgiving all the guys in my family went out to Middleburg to do some skeet shooting and generally make ourselves absent so my mom could work her magic in the kitchen without constant interruption. After a few outstanding hours of blasting away at clay pigeons I spent some time walking around the fields snapping pictures in the fog. This required me to be extremely careful of where I set up my tripod, since there’s a few horses that reside in these pastures, and well, you get the idea.

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. – Ansel Adams