My Sunday Photo
Lesson from a Half Bloom Flower
Looking / Finding / Trying
I’d been meaning to join in with the Daily Post Picture Challenge for a very long time and I was so pleased to finally get around to it the other week. The theme was ‘Half and Half‘, but I wasn’t sure where to start. My first attempt was with this flower in our communal garden; it was about half-opened and I thought it worked with the theme.
Little did I know that this half bloom flower wasn’t going to be the piece of cake capture that I unconsciously assumed it would be.
As I have done many times over, I got took out my camera and started snapping. The first snap didn’t look good, nor did the second one, or the third … or the sixth! I zoomed in and out, and moved here and there, but the focus just wasn’t right.
I should have walked away but I couldn’t. I found it so annoying that sometimes ‘it’ worked and other times not. Why the inconsistency? Why couldn’t I count on my camera to deliver all the time. What was I doing wrong? What did I do differently at the times that I got ‘it’? The questions unconsciously clouded my mind, but there were no answers.
I had a choice: give up and go home, or keep trying and hoping.
Well, I decided to keep trying; I couldn’t stop hoping that perhaps I might get it. I didn’t know it was going to be this time-consuming, but I really wanted to capture this flower, well. Then I took the seventh picture and it looked more like ‘it’ … then the eight.
I kept on snapping until the fifteenth. As usual, I couldn’t wait to check the pictures on my computer to see their actual quality; my camera unfortunately doesn’t always show it as it is. The eight picture was overall the best; the lighting, the colours, the zoom, and the focus all came together to make it THE PICTURE of the lot.
I felt so pleased that I didn’t give up; but instead kept trying … and even more, that I GOT IT!
Yes, there was no guarantee it would HAPPEN, and it might not have HAPPENED.
However, it did HAPPEN.
Because I tried to make it HAPPEN, and I didn’t stop trying to make it HAPPEN until it HAPPENED!
Who knew that a flower could teach so much … that photographing a flower could yield such a life lesson.
Have you learnt any life lessons from taking pictures?
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