Light even when you can’t see it
Winter can make finding good photographic subjects more difficult. Most of the color is drained from the outdoor landscape. No wild flowers, much fewer animals and most everything is covered with snow or ice. I walked around the wild life sanctuary not far from home today looking for something that would catch my eye. I have a new camera that I am eager to put through its pases. All I could see was the wonderful white landscape of a frozen lake where a giant world of teaming wildlife once stirred. On my way back to the car I noticed a fine beam of light glowing off a dead weed capped with some fresh snow. As I turned I could see hundreds of photos of back-lit weeds and dead grass as the sun found a small window through the clouds. No animals but after paying more attention to the available light I found the subjects that I didn’t even know were there.