Photo: In A Grand Sweeping Gesture... Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe CA
Sometimes a moment changes everything.
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This is one of those images I almost tossed.
It would have been perfect if I could levitate about a 1000 yards to my left so I was shooting this in a graceful, open-air hover straight up the lake into that illustrative sunset. That was how I REALLY saw this shot. I take alot of photos like that from inside my mind... hovering at JUST the right angle in mid air. BOOM! Dream shot accomplished.

But alas, my self-hover mode is still at the manufacturer's and I had to settle for this sorta sideways angle. It bugged. Still does. I don't like to settle. But I'm trying to learn to be flexible so I can wave in the breeze and not break... kind of like those clouds there. Or like water... sometimes I say to myself: "Self... beeeeeee the water, flow around obstacles, but keep moving." Because I've noticed that when you do that, the landscape will shift around you in surprising and delightful ways.

Just a few of the thoughts that go with this photo that I almost tossed. Perhaps time will tell me that I should have, but that's OK and not even the point...  this is just me being the water.  
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Karen Hutton
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In A Grand Sweeping Gesture... Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe CA
Sometimes a moment changes everything.
----------------------------------------------------------
This is one of those images I almost tossed.
It would have been perfect if I could levitate about a 1000 yards to my left so I was shooting this in a graceful, open-air hover straight up the lake into that illustrative sunset. That was how I REALLY saw this shot. I take alot of photos like that from inside my mind... hovering at JUST the right angle in mid air. BOOM! Dream shot accomplished.

But alas, my self-hover mode is still at the manufacturer's and I had to settle for this sorta sideways angle. It bugged. Still does. I don't like to settle. But I'm trying to learn to be flexible so I can wave in the breeze and not break... kind of like those clouds there. Or like water... sometimes I say to myself: "Self... beeeeeee the water, flow around obstacles, but keep moving." Because I've noticed that when you do that, the landscape will shift around you in surprising and delightful ways.

Just a few of the thoughts that go with this photo that I almost tossed. Perhaps time will tell me that I should have, but that's OK and not even the point...  this is just me being the water.  

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