Sometimes The Light Falls Just Right

Today, my son and I took a hike on a trail that I have been up and down many times; with and without my camera.   Today, I brought it along and I was looking at the trail with new eyes.   There were times today that I would actually lay face down on the dirt trail to do nothing more than look to see what I could see.    I found one particular spot; a growth of Mountain Maple which just had to be shot.

Rocky Mountain Maple


The best thing about these shots, at least for me, is that these two shots were taken in broad daylight. This spot was mostly covered by shade. One sliver of light came through the tall trees and landed on this growth of Mountain Maple. It is so awesome to see something and then be able to really duplicate it through the camera.

Mountain Maple Closeup


To paraphrase Aloha Lavina, today was kind of like golf;  these were the two shots that I made in 18 holes that are going to keep me coming back for more.


10 responses

  1. I really, really find this to be highly dramatic and emotional Mike! GREAT captures!!! And I love the accompanying blog post, as well. I totally get what you’re saying here and absolutely share your love of this subject in this light.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    • Thanks Toad. I was absolutely astounded when I saw them come off of the camera exactly as I was seeing them. That short trip also gave me a little more gas to look in places that I have ordinarily not looked for shots.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

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  3. Mo Dube

    Very much enjoyed browsing your site today! Outstanding images (as always) and great job on the website !!!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    • Thanks Mo!!

      July 14, 2011 at 9:19 AM

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