I haven't done this series in a long time; I thought I'd try it again.
Ducks on Whiterock Lake
This was taken in January 2003.
At the time I was living in an area of east Dallas near Whiterock Lake and I often went out there for a walk in the evenings. This particular evening I had my camera with me. I enjoy being outside; it refreshes and recharges me.
As I watched the pale winter sky fill with color I was thinking of a comment I had made to a friend just a few days earlier. I said that I hated winter; there wasn't anything pretty in winter. That evening there were ducks and all kinds of birds out and I was enjoying my walk. I snapped a few pictures and continued on my way. It was really nice to finally have nice weather again and to be outside. I cleared my mind and felt great.
I think it was a few days before I uploaded my pictures to the computer. This one caught my eye, I really don't remember taking it. It proved me wrong; there is beauty when we look for it. I shouldn't hate winter; it's part of the cycle of life and the changing of the seasons.
This may not be the most colorful of pictures; I usually love rich, bold colors. But seeing this picture takes me right back to that long walk out by the lake. It reminds me of my connection to nature and the peace and beauty I can find... if only I take the time to look for it.
So there you go... the story behind the picture.