June 15-- Post a photo you took that you're proud of.
I have so many pictures I love, because I love the faces of those captured in the shot. I couldn't choose one of those, because I would always be leaving someone out.
I chose this picture I took of a tree. My husband and I used to drive past this tree, on a country road out in the middle of nowhere. We would see it when we were heading to a friend's house. This tree just stood out, a little lonely all by itself in a field. I felt sorry for it, and loved it at the same time.I always told my husband, one day I'm going to bring my camera and take a picture of that tree. Finally, I remembered to bring my camera one day, but it was slightly overcast, and the sky was dark. I thought, "well doesn't that just figure, the one day I remember it's clouded over." My husband isn't always patient...haha. He slowed the car down, and I had a chance to take one shot, and he took off. I was aggravated with him for not letting me get out of the car, I looked closely at my screen, but it was dark, I couldn't even tell if I had caught the full tree in the frame. When we came home later, I loaded my pictures from that day onto my computer, and I gasped. I had caught "my tree" in it's full beauty. This picture of a lone standing tree, battered by time, and the elements with all it's moodiness that the sky lent that day, will always be one of my favorite photos. If I ever have the chance, I would love to paint this. For whatever reason, I think this shot just begs to be painted. Enjoy "my tree", I do.~ Beck