I know I’m already two months and one day late. But after a lot of thought and a good conversation over dinner with a “real” photographer the other day, I have decided it would be beneficial to start posting a “Picture of the Month.” The purpose behind this is fourfold: First, it allows open discussion for your critique and comments; critique is to a photographer as water is to a plant. Second, it allows me to share my personal experience and stories behind each image. Third, it serves as a motivation for me to keep shooting and exercise my photography skills. And lastly, it is fertile soil for creatively making analogies; often a picture is only as good as it is able to portray a concept of truth.
Have you ever seen trees standing in frozen flood-water? It’s peculiarity was one reason I decided to take this picture that cold, Friday evening after work last month. The light was fading, so I quickly set up the tripod and camera close to the waters edge. Heavy snowfall was in the forecast for that very night and the warmth of spring would come soon after that; I knew this might be the last chance I had to capture this strange occurrence.
Time moves on. Opportunities come and go. Reflections of the past are frozen. Shoot now, for the night is coming! (John 9:4)