I’ve been asked many times to reveal my secret in photography that allows me to capture such amazing scenery. I even had a friend comment on one of my landscape photos on my Facebook Fan Page jokingly saying that I somehow am able to manipulate nature itself and fix it into a perfect scene. I think he watched that Bruce Almighty movie one time too many (lol).
What is my secret? Well, as far as my conscious thoughts go, I have no secrets. Is my subconscious somehow keeping a secret from me that gives me an upper-hand in capturing amazing photos? Hmmm When heading out with my camera, I create no expectations in my mind but I remain positive that nature’s art will inspire me and provide me with unique scenes to capture. I suppose this may all be in reference to that special “eye for photography” that people continually try to convince me that I have. There are times I have driven past an area without even considering taking a photo of it. Then, there may be one day when the conditions of that area are in a particular state that sparks some type of emotion and interest in me to capture it.
This happens very often, which usually results in an emergency stop and a quick reverse, if I am indeed driving. All of the photos in this post are results of this. None of them are locations that I have scouted before.
I find that my ability to be very patient and appreciative of nature’s unique ways, allows for my unique captures. If you have ever watched a sunset, you would notice the amazing color transformation of the sky within a time span of just a few minutes. I have seen the clouds during a sunset turn completely purple, which lasted about 5 minutes before they returned to white. Just recently, I was shooting a sunset and it was the usual yellowish and brownish colors and as I was leaving the area, all of the clouds in the sky turned a shade of red, then purple. It was incredible but lasted just two or 3 minutes. Nature gives us such amazing artwork and allows a limited time to capture it and make it last.
Maybe my secret involves a spiritual connection? That may be an entirely different topic, but I do feel that God gifts us with talents to serve his purposes on earth. Maybe God has gifted me that special eye and talent for photography to share his unique world and works with the masses. Well if that’s the case, I will continue to capture God’s artwork of nature and share with you so you can be blessed. Please remember to share with a friend too 🙂
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