Wednesday, May 25, 2011
While in Bend, we spent some time with friends renting a house right on the river. We were there in the evening, just as the sun was getting low in the sky. The Golden Hours were beginning. There were a few trees that looked like aspens (not sure if there really were or not), and I just love aspen!
I just started shooting pictures. I wanted to try to get some nice flare, some golden-green color in the fluttering leaves, maybe a tad bit of the blue sky in the background. I'm not sure I accomplished any of those things.
This is just a handful of the photos I took. There were so many I liked for my own reasons. I'm not sure anyone else would really think they were all that great, technically.
But I like them all. And that's all that really matters. And more importantly, I loved the moment. White tree trunks, green leaves fluttering in the soft breeze, golden sunlight streaming through the canopy of leaves. If I close my eyes I am there again. Camera in hand. Taking pictures.