Like most homes with four homeshooled children, and both parents involved in scouting leadership, life is a wild ride. I am often wonder how I will grow as a photographer in the midst of all this “living.”
This weekend was no different. I was at an all day adult scout training event, and I thought I would never get a chance to shoot something really nice. Then I looked over and saw light streaking through the trees to a red bush being backlit. It was like a fire alarm went off in my head…that might be the shot of the weekend! I grabbed my P&S and started to crouch and follow light…frame the photos…switch to aperture mode to try a few creative visions. Then I snapped away.
Meanwhile ten other adults looked at me with a grin and bewilderment. I could almost hear, “What is that guy doing?”
Little did they know, I was chasing my dream while facilitating those of my family and friends. It might be a road less traveled, but it is the one that has made all the difference. It makes me who I am, and ever more appreciative of the beauty in the midst of our lives.