At this time of year the sun rises late and sets early in this part of the world, and we are currently getting only about 9.5 hours of sunlight each day, and the days are cold! It’s a challenge to do photography in this type of climate, when the temptation is to stay in the warm indoors. Nevertheless I do find it invigorating to bundle up and venture forth into the winter elements with my camera in search of compelling images.
I find stormy weather particularly interesting to photograph, and I enjoy late-day or night photography even in winter, where lights add color to the scene.
Love encourages us to accept challenges and make sacrifices of time, comfort, and attention. In photography the payoff is in the images captured. In life the payoff is in deepened relationships, skills honed, and commitment strengthened.
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:12-13)