These could be just boring little photos that were taken in hot sunlight. I think I do better with the camera either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. But sometimes you can’t pick the time of day that you are given opportunities to photograph. Light is what it is, and somehow the photographer has to find a way to make what is seen interesting.

This can be hard to do, especially when you don’t really have high end equipment. Over the years, I have come to a place where I am grateful for what I do have, and I’m always excited when I can add to my equipment list. No Nikon D3 on the horizon for me yet, but until then I plan to enjoy what I have right now. That is always the most important thing: enjoy what you have been given and don’t waste time looking around the next bend in the road for something better. “Better” always finds us in due time.

These photos were taken at Callaway Gardens over this past weekend. I took them and ran some Photoshop filters on them. My friends will notice that immediately and sigh, but I had about one minute to take both of these shots before I had to get my Dad inside a shelter so he would not get too hot. Given a choice between Dads and waterlilies: Dads win!