Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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There are many things I wish I were better at, skills I wish could be improved upon. Most of them are on my "get to that one day" list, but one that causes me regular frustration is photography. It's not that the principles are difficult, that I don't understand them even, but sometimes time is against you and there is something you see which is so gorgeous, so breathtaking, that you need to get it right in that single moment, when there is no second chance.

Tonight I was hanging out our swimming clothes and the clouds were passing across a rapidly fading but still blue, blue sky with the moon twinkling in the bottom corner. There was no time to grab the ladder and climb up it to really clear the pergola and trees. There was not really time to fiddle with settings so it was just right. There was only time to try and grab the image, with skills that just weren't up to the task. So, you'll have to take my word for it, that the sky tonight was just perfect.

5 comments:

Christelle said...

Skies are really hard to capture, do not worry. Except sunsets I think.

李妍妮 said...

要像鐵鎚和釘子一樣,永遠向著定點努力。......................................................

Sarah said...

I think that photo is pretty good - I can see what you are talking about... I almost felt like I was there looking up...

Kiki said...

I love those moments. When you just have to grab for the camera. This is lovely. I hope time is on your side more often. For our benefit, too.

Kiki said...

I just stumbled across this and thought of you and this post so I thought I'd add it in here.
http://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-photograph-clouds

I hope you're enjoying the long weekend.