Recently, I wrote an article for Blissfully Domestic that illustrated exactly how I feel about what Photography has given me.
The other day, while Sugar Bear and I wandered around our little neighborhood, I spotted a great little puddle. Sugar tossed a rock into it, and delighted in the splash. WE are ALL.ABOUT.THE.SPLASH! Suddenly, I felt the urge to have a little chat about SINKING and FLOATING. I asked the Sugar to find a rock. As she held it in her hand, we talked about whether it would sink or float once she put it in the puddle. From extensive rock/puddle tossing experience she was well aware that it would sink....and it did. I then asked her if she could find something that would float. Quickly she surveyed her surroundings, and picked up a pine cone. She tossed it in...and it SUNK! We were both a little surprised, but talked about how wet and full of rain water the pine cone had been. We surmised that a dry pine cone really might float, but one wasn't to be found.
Next she spied a leaf. She tossed it in the direction of the puddle. It briefly hoovered on the top of the water, and slowly started to sink. Sigh....Sugar was NOT impressed. Again we discussed that the leaf she has chosen was soaking wet, and that might have made it heavier than we thought. The hunt was on to find a dry leaf. Soon Sugar's little hand held up her find and she gently laid it atop the water. We held our breaths......and TADA....it floated. A Sugar did a little happy dance, I marveled at the beauty I saw. I knelt down marveling at the sight. I quickly snapped the shutter before it had a chance to change.
I'm dying to know. Do YOU find beauty in this photo?
I have NOT edited this photo past a basic sharpening, and contrast adjustment. I shoot my photos in RAW format, so I have to make those decisions in post processing because the camera doesn't do it for me, like it does in Jpeg.
I am in love with this shot. I adore the milky brown water, the reflection of the sun, and how soft everything appears EXCEPT the leaf. The tiny bubbles caused by the other objects that sunk. Amazing. I just LOVE.IT.SO MUCH! Am I the only one? Be honest. Photography is an art, and we all like different things. I appreciate that. I embrace our differences. Tell me what you think of this simple shot.
Have a GREAT Friday!