Looking for magic…..
I heard there was snow in the mountains. I wasn’t sure where but I got in my car and
headed in the general direction north. I began to see the mountain ranges covered in
snow and got off the highway. I followed the roads towards the mountains. I didn’t know
where I was. I had never been on these roads before. As I got closer, I saw a mountain
face that spoke to me. It’s shape and the amount of snow made it seem special. That
was the mountain I really wanted to get close to. I wound round and round, up and
down. It felt right. The road got more gravelly, more pot holes, mud, puddles of water,
what was I going to find round the next corner. I climbed a hill face and as I came to the
top, there it was, the mountain face I wanted to see. I got out of the car, grabbed my
tripod and camera and began to compose. Just then, the sun peaked between the
clouds and lighted the landscape in such a way, it became alive. I made my exposure in
1/60 th of a second. And like that, the beam of light moved on. That had been the
moment. I was breathless with excitement. Savoring the magic of the moment my heart
filled with joy and inspiration.