I went out back yesterday morning before work because the sun was shining on the fresh-with-rain plants and the raspberries sparkled. The air smelled wonderfully sweet; I thought of summer. Once I opened the door to smell that scent I have yearned for, I turned around to grab my camera. My lunch was already packed so I could spare a few minutes.
I am practicing backlit shots and stole a few moments of concentration and appreciation. I only put the lens hood on halfway through the shots when I noticed the fuzzy (and not pretty like rainbows) sun spots. I hope we get a few more beautiful mornings (and days!) when I’m off next week because I would love to commune with the morning stillness.
Although I worked today, I felt more free this 4th than I have for years: I finally have the civil right to bring my wife home to my country and to dream of a holiday in the future in which she is a dual citizen.