I just took pictures of whatever interested me. I have been a serendipitous photographer ever since. The photograph I submitted to this exhibition is an example of the adage that the most important factor in the making of a good photograph is F8 and being there. I happened to be at the shore of a tidal bay on a bright cloudy day at low tide, with my recently purchased camera and a seven-year-old 500 mm lens. I was practicing using the camera by taking pictures of a few birds feeding on the mud flats. I happened to catch this snowy egret as it was coming in for landing in a high speed burst of camera frames. I had nothing to do other than to sit and watch the tide coming and enjoy an afternoon in Maine.
Often people ask me why I don’t just go outside and look at the beauty of the world? My reply is always that that's what I do and photography not only lets me capture what I see is beautiful, but it helps me see better as I concentrate on the world around me. There is beauty, not only in the great landscapes of the world, but in a mother (animal or human) cuddling her baby, two young men sitting on the street playing, crystals of ice forming on a window, or in the exquisite structure of a mushroom. The camera slows me down so I can see well.
A Calming Sensation
BLA - Ms. Marshall's ELA Class
Take the words away from me
I feel no pain this calming sensation is rolling over me, over me
Listen to soundtrack
Mission Hill Women’s Writing Group
Confidently Zabin’s sea bird glides into view. She greets her familiar partner. She accepts the sea’s invitation...