Something Totally Different

Today I picked up my camera and headed outside to get some extra practice with depth of field when shooting extreme close-ups, as this has continued to be a major challenge for me. My heart was not in it though and I just did not think I was getting any special shots.

What I really wanted to do was drive into town and take some small town shots for a portfolio I am working on. However, the weather was not cooperating. It looked as if it would likely start pouring down rain before I could even get there, so I decided to just hang out around the house and get a few shots.

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Heart of the Lily

Sometimes when you plan an afternoon of taking pictures, you end of with something totally different than you were going for. This isn’t always a bad thing though when it gives me shots like this one.

As I prepared to head back in the house, I decided to take my own advice and take the time to shoot a scene from every possible perspective. I knew I only had a few more minutes because the weather was definitely beginning to take a turn for the worse.

Without even picking up my tripod to look for a new spot, I simply looked around from where I was already standing. When I looked up to check out the skyline, I was overwhelmed with the beauty of a stormy sky scene directly above me.

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Stormy Sky Scene

Hours of planning never seem to come close to those shots we get when we take an extra moment to stop and look around.

J. Cricket Walker

Small Business Marketing Consultant and Scenic Photographer
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