A Lesson From Creation
It was a beautiful Saturday morning. Bright, clear skies with lots of sunshine. Quite warm in the sunlight, but with a persistent cool breeze blowing. It was a perfect morning for almost everything - everything but photography. The bright sunlight was way too contrasty for the waterfall I was trying to photograph, and the breeze was swaying all the wildflowers too much for a sharp capture. But as Thoreau once said, "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." Remembering that advice, I began to search for smaller details in more shelterd areas of open shade where the breeze was less, and the light more even. This tiny cascade might go unnoticed by many in the shadow of the great falls above it, but if we will just look, we will see it has it's own beauty. A lot of things in life are like that.