Sunflare Leaves by Jon Armstrong.

Sun Flared Leaves

My shooting schedule and ideal leaf/weather days are not working out this year. With the sun going down earlier and earlier, the best time to get shots like this in the city is around 11:30 am. Most of the mountain leaves have changed and fallen, so I’m left with urban leaves and narrow time windows to capture images.

When I stopped to shoot this, I didn’t have the big camera, just my iPhone. And I was bummed, because by the time I got my camera, the sky was cloudy and the light was gone. Moral: Always have the big camera.

Still, this isn’t too bad. I’m always amazed when I pull up images on my computer and I have to remind myself that I worked on a variety of print publications that routinely used lower resolution images with a narrower dynamic range. Moral: Don’t whine. Enjoy what nature brings, doof.

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Affirmation: Each moment with a three year old is a gift. Repeat ad infinitum. Unclench teeth with each recitation.

  • Alexa Bucz

    every moment with an almost 3 year old, AND a 16 month old… definitely a *gift* LOL repeat ad infinitum. Unclench teeth with each recitation. I might have to steal this one, make a HUGE sign out of it, and post it all over for the constant reminder! LOL Thank you for that!

  • stephanie

    The affirmation! I needed that. Thank you.

  • MKitts

    That affirmation rings true at our household today. My husbands wanted to know if you too spent a day at home with a sick child.

  • Monica

    This photo is excellent.

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  • Kristan

    THIS is an iPhone image? Damn.

  • Jennifer Ramirez

    So….gah. Beautiful!!! Explosive sunlight. I really like this.

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