I don’t normally peek outside until waaaay after the middle of the day; however, the other day, some really inconsiderate person rang my phone. That doesn’t usually make me sufficiently alert to stagger up out of my bed. I did that day for some reason. Since Romero was trimming shrubs in my garden, I walked out with my camera. Wow, how bright the sunlight is these days. I thought cataracts were supposed to provide some benefit of shade like sunglasses. I guess not. Anyway, I snapped some photos of my favorite trees in the world, fan palms. When I looked at them, I realized they were completely over-exposed. Light was shining through the leaves!
I do not recall ever having seen a light pattern like this in any photograph that I ever snapped. At first, I was a little confused. I was thinking “shadow”. I finally realized that I was not looking at a shadow. I was looking at a light pattern shining through open areas in the surrounding palm fronds. They almost looked like human figures to me. So I grunged them up. I kind of like them.
I am dedicating this post to all of the people who suffer from tremors. Some tremors are familial; some tremors are secondary to diseases like Parkinson’s Disease. Whatever the etiology of the tremor, its effect is the same. Even with a VR lens, it is impossible for us to produce a sharp image. Instead of lamenting our loss, we should celebrate the ability to walk outside, snap a photograph of a fan palm, and alter it to produce an image that we can enjoy. Beauty really has no standard. It comes from the heart and soul.
I extend my gratitude to all of you who view my photographs with such a kind and gentle eye. Thank you! May all of you have a happy holiday with family and friends.