Note to Self:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The view from my handlebars and a few words...


“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter.”
~Ansel Adams

So I--along with about twenty other people--are partaking in Buffalo Fun-a-Day...doing some sort of art each day for the month of February (in my case, photography) and in March there will be a show at Sugar City. Anyhow, the reason I mention this, is that after work tonight I thought I would ride over to the Richardson Towers to take photos of them as the sun set (and to use as today's Fun-a-Day photo). To see previous photos of the Richardson Towers, click here or here. Anyhow, when I got there it was cold, really cold, as it has been. But the light wasn't hitting the towers as I had hoped...I probably had 15 or 20 minutes before it changed. And I didn't feel like standing there shivering while waiting for the light (in warmer temps I would). From where I was standing, looking at the towers were north, and then I glanced to my left (west, where the sun was setting) and saw the above photo perfectly framed and full of light. The tree of life, I thought. I have my photo, I also thought. So I snapped a few photos with stinging fingers (no need to set up a tripod as there was still enough light in the sky), and then rode to a local watering hole for a couple beers to warm up before my ride home.

Urban Simplicity.

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