Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.
This day was a whole moment like the one Henri describes in the quote above. When a creative person could not resist snapping pictures. When, for once, it was impossible to think “I’ll do it tomorrow instead…”
I doubt this spot in the world has ever been or ever again will be – this beautiful. So I jumped out the car and took some pictures, knowing this beauty and magic of frosty snow white trees could not last long.
As long as it lasted, it was a beautiful, beautiful day that I am thankful to have lived on.
I know you don’t have a fancy camera like me, or live in such beautiful forest! I’m so sorry for you and understand your envy… But FYI: these photos were taken with my small (pink) Ixus pocketcamera, near our town center! I was standing on a street where lots of cars where passing by, choosing not to include any of the buildings… I hope knowing that will encourage you to capture the moment of nature (where ever you are) and not take away the magic!
Join me tomorrow, for more photo magic in the spotted photo theme #1!