August 22, 2015

Metamorphosis

August 22, 2015 {234/365} Swallowtail Butterfly

"Metamorphosis has always been the greatest symbol of change for poets and artists. Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next." ~ Louie Schwartzberg

The sun was so bright this afternoon and, as I experimented with my new camera, I struggled to achieve the correct balance of light, color, and focus. As soon as I composed my frame, the wind would blur the image and I would start again. As an experienced iPhotographer, I know exactly what to do to freeze focus and adjust the lighting, but I resisted the urge to take out my phone. I continued to adjust the ISO, the aperture, and the shutter speed, but today's photos did not meet my expectations. Yet despite the challenge and my dissatisfaction, these pictures are symbolic of my own metamorphosis as I develop as a photographer.