The Scott Kelby book I’m reading about iPhone photography suggests to snap many different angles of the same shot in order to get the shot you’re looking for. This is one of the biggest bonuses of digital photography. We can practice all we want/need to, without the cost of film and developing.

On my sunrise power walk day before yesterday, as I passed a grove of caraganas, I noticed a ray of sunlight shimmering on the leaves in the centre of a bush.

There was a gentle breeze, so it was challenging to get good focus on my subject. That said, I was pleased to get a reasonably good macro shot with no special lens attached to my phone. I was unable to get the sparkle on the leaves, but I did manage to capture some of the illumination, which, to me anyways, is the next best thing.

I was thankful that I was the only one on the trail. I’m sure if other walkers or runners had seen me squatting, standing on tiptoes, and contorting in every way possible in that bush, there may have been a 911 call to take me away.

“I am alive, and drunk on sunlight”

George R. R. Martin