Friday, October 03, 2014

When It All Came Together at Tiedeman's Pond

You never know when the magic will happen. We were walking around Tiedeman's Pond in Middleton late one fall afternoon a few years ago when we found ourselves surrounded by milkweed pods launching their little seed pods into the afternoon light. I began photographing them. Although each new pod seemed more beautiful than the last, the beauty wasn't registering on the camera. Each image looked like just another milkweed picture. I began to focus less on individual pods and more on clusters. I kept shooting, trying different angles, and gradually the light changed as the sun dropped in the sky. The background fell into shadow, and suddenly the slanting rays of the sun made the milkweed glow with light. Pure magic.

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