I Miss Maui
I recently had lunch with a friend who had just returned from Maui. As she talked about her trip, I couldn’t help but reflect back to the heavenly days we spent in Maui in December of 2005. While looking back through my shots, I came across this image. It has got to be one of my favorites from that trip. I love the way the clouds are caught by the mountaintop, and the beauty of the sun reflecting off the blue water. I like the “noise” of the children playing in the surf and the quiet serenity of the sailboat on the horizon. Ah, Hawaii….
I am not known to be an early morning person! Several weeks ago though, I had to be up early to get my daughter to an out of town event. Luckily, I took my camera with me. Once I was on my way back home, and good and awake, I began to appreciate the early morning light as the sun came up, and decided to make a stop by a local park. I had been to this park many times before, but I found it especially serene and peaceful in the solitude of early morning. The light coming off the pond was warm and wonderful, and provided a great and worshipful way to start my day.
I woke up early this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep! This is something that only seems to happen to me in the summer… when I have the luxury of sleeping late. In the winter, when it is cold and grey and dark outside, the alarm rudely jolts me awake every morning. Anyway, the house was quiet, so I decided to take a little drive and do a little shooting in the morning light. Thanks to inspiration from a great photography book I am currently enjoying, I shot this purple flower not only from the front, but also from underneath, with the sun behind it. I love the result! Can’t wait to try this technique with my new lens – coming on the big brown truck today!!!