Two mornings ago, I was walking the velvety-eared Delilah when we were stopped short in our tracks by a fawn crossing the road. There it was, between the sunbeams--so peaceful and pure.
It took a bit of quick maneuvering (fishing the phone out of my coat pocket; stepping on the dog's leash to hold her in place) but I managed to capture a few shots as the fawn passed us by.
When I got back home, I reviewed the shots and started the usual process of trying out edits. Should I change the color? Alter the light? Add a texture?
But the truth was this: The fawn in the morning light didn't need my help at all. It was perfectly beautiful just as it was.
It got me to review more of my shots. What else was fine exactly as it was?
A torn-tailed butterfly resting on the wall...
The humble artistry of a spider web...
A bee collecting pollen on an August afternoon...
So many "perfect" things!
Mother Nature really is the best artist, don't you think?
Before you go...
LAST CHANCE 'til 2018: I'll be shelving my first (and most popular) e-course, How to Take Better Photos of Nature and the World Around You, for a couple of years while I concentrate on some new online courses in 2017, so if this nature photography course has been calling out your name, sign up for the October 2016 session that's right around the corner! No fancy camera is necessary; you can even use your phone's camera. To treat yourself or a friend, click here for all the details and registration. (If you're on Instagram, check out my profile at @joy_sussman for a discount on the course through 10/10/2016 only.)
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