The Suitcase Lady


August 14, 2012, 10:12 pm

I am not a good photographer. Training in art enables me to recognize a bad photo, and most of my pictures are only memory joggers for my own consumption….”to keep a moment from running away” as Eudora Welty so succinctly phrased it. I’m content to view the work of others to experience photography as an art form.

Nevertheless, luck is a true presence in all of our lives. So once in every 5,000 photos, I get lucky and an aesthetically pleasing photo happens. Here are three which, to my amazement, appear to have worked.

Blaise Finds the Sun

Pacific Beach

Mackinac Bridge

I must note that while taking this bridge shot, I was saying,”Well, this one isn’t going to work!” It was taken through the windshield as we were traveling 55 mph on the bumpy, metal bridge roadbed.

Good photographers can make magic happen. The rest of us must patiently wait for luck to grace us.

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