There must be a budding photographer somewhere inside of me.
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I’m sure you photographers out there have those moments where you see something you absolutely positively must take a picture of…but you don’t have your camera on you (of course, I’m sure any serious photographer wouldn’t not have their camera on them, but that’s besides the point). In your enchantment with the subject at hand, you go to great lengths to obtain a camera, hoping beyond hope that the subject in question will still be there, as is, when you get back? Does that ring a bell to anyone here?
Well, that happened to me yesterday.
I was out in the driveway giving my car a much needed washing when I looked down on the pavement and saw the most perfect leaf sprinkled with the most perfect water droplets. I was in awe at the beauty of this moment, the way nature creates and how it did so right in that time frame when I happened to be outside washing my car. A picture was needed, and needed ASAP, before something went and destroyed this perfect image (e.g. my foot in an all too frequent clumsy moment). Of course, my phone, which houses the only camera I own, was inside. So, naturally, I put down the sponge I’d been washing the car with, made sure my hands were dry, and headed in to grab said phone.
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I know I’m very much an amateur, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? I’m not that serious about photography, but I do enjoy it. There is definitely a photographer somewhere inside of me, a small part of me that enjoys taking part in this magical art form from time to time…otherwise, I would have looked at the leaf, appreciated it, but would have quickly diverted my attention back to my car. Going inside to grab my camera certainly wouldn’t have crossed my mind.
I’m so glad I got this shot. It’s not my best (I’m not used to shooting such close up shots), but I love that I captured this beautiful moment in time.
As they say, life really is all about the little things.