I’ve been very frustrated lately because I haven’t been able to get out of the office and up to Yosemite for waterfalls, reflections in the meadow, corn lilies in the high country. Fortunately, my water lilies are in bloom and I check them out every day. We had an amazing rain storm Tuesday night and the next morning, and so I took a lunch break on my patio. My water lilies had been washed clean and were gleaming with water drops. I used my trusty 90mm Tilt Shift lens, making two frames to merge into this square composition using Photo Merge in Photoshop CS5. The storm was starting to clear, with the sun on the edge of a cloud which gives this image a fresh and sparkling mood.
So when I finally get up to Yosemite Valley next week, I’ll have had recent practice. Practice seeing every day, get your camera out whenever and wherever you get inspired, and be ready for the next opportunity. Oh yes, and it might just happen in your back yard!