I have a photographic bucket list. A list of things I want to capture with the lens, but all of the planets have to align first. The planets aligned twice today. Three if you count the fact that I got a job, but I digress (hooray, me!)
Without purchasing a special filter, I have wanted to capture a dreamy sun kissed image, that flares like fireworks. I have also wanted to capture a leaf while it is actually falling. Like, seriously, I have to have a tree that sheds, a breeze and enough light to see it. Oh, and the perfect shutter speed, and focus and click--all at the same time. While patiently waiting for my leaf to drop (yes, I did wait-staring at the tree like a watched pot) I saw the sun through the leaves. I actually caught it! Here is today's shot.
With that shot under my belt, I continued to wait for a breeze and a dead leaf to find each other at the same time. I won't tell you how long I stared, but I will show the shot. Next time, I'd like to have a blue sky background instead of the pines, but, hey, I'll take what I can get these days!