I like to think my images reflect such things as solitude, peaceful moments or a pause in a busy world. This is my state of mind in the moment the shutter snaps and the pixels are being formed and written on the digital card of my camera. I write words to accompany the photos to remind the viewer of what I experienced when I made the photograph. It works as an exercise of “emptying my mind” of thoughts and simply being prepared for the next one.
This fast paced bird, the hummingbird, thrives well along the pacific coast. This was a hot day for me walking a five mile clay trail. Up and down cliffs and scaling over fallen debris along my path. I heard him behind me. His wing movement creates an unusual sound, a melody of nature.
He stopped midair just long enough for me to make this image and give my mind and heart a moment of pleasure.
Talk about a fleeting moment…