Thursday, February 11, 2010

Aspen buds hold tight for spring...

Magic happens... I was so intently focused on getting the buds in focus I didn't see what was going on with these magnificent icicles... Perhaps I couldn't have seen it until the shutter was actually clicked. Regardless, my lovely and talented painter neighbor saw the photo and wondered how I got those colors. But I didn't, I said. They were just there!

Recently I came across this quote from the late photographer Minor White. It is timeless, and I feel describes beautifully the moment above (at 1/500th of a second), and indeed encapsulates so many of my photographic experiences.

No matter how slow the film,
Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
—Minor White


  1. Elsa, that is a stunning photo! I love your blog and am so happy we've re-found each other!

  2. Thank you at Kathleen. Me, too! Especially as I said I'd never be on Facebook. So glad I let go of that one :)