"If you stop photographing things, and start to photograph light,
you will amaze yourself". ~ Steve Coleman.
There's beauty and magic to be found if you know where to look. I found it by shooting into the sunlight. The lens flare, the bokeh and the shapes and colors are simply amazing. To me the word that best describes it is ethereal (delicate, exquisite, almost as light as air, celestial or spiritual).
Magic can be discovered at any time of the day . . . from sunrise to the middle of the day or to just after sunset. It can be unearthed at any time of the year . . . from the dead of winter to the heat of summer. It can be found anywhere . . . on a tree in the middle of a parking lot or by the ocean on a gorgeous beach.
Magic usually isn't perfect . . . at times it can be out of focus or blown-out. It usually isn't found in just one shot. It may take hundreds (that's the beauty of digital photography)! It usually isn't found in your comfort zone . . . you may need to take a risk and push yourself out of the box.
Magic is sometimes encountered in the shadows and darkness . . . think silhouettes. Sometimes you'll have a chance meeting with magic and at other times you'll have to seek it out. Sometimes you'll need to change your perspective to find it. Keep moving around to get a different viewpoint.
One thing about beauty and magic is that it's different for everyone. I found mine by shooting into the light. Where do you find yours?
Today's guest post is by Dawn Smith. I have known Dawn for several years and have always admired her photography and dedication to her art. Make sure to visit Dawn at her Etsy shop where you can see much more of her amazing work. You can also find her on Facebook. We hope to see more of Dawn here in the future!