Sunset, Bandon, Oregon
On the way to work a few weeks ago, I looked up at the sky while waiting for the red light to change. It was just before dawn and the clouds were illuminated by the sun just before it came above the horizon. The bottoms of the clouds were highlighted in a beautiful salmon hue with grey shadows. It was breath taking. In a moment, it was gone.
Henri Cartier-Bresson spoke of the decisive moment when he was making his street photographs. I think the decisive moment applies to all forms of photography. The secret (if there is one) is to be at the right place at the right time and be ready to make the photograph. The goal is simple. Dealing with the details of the execution can be somewhat challenging. And isn’t that what we love about photography? Preserving a moment of beauty for others to enjoy forever.