I lay on my back today, looking up at a clear blue sky framed by snow-covered pine trees, and as I moved the viewfinder of my camera up to my eye, the whole world around me disappeared.
(I’m glad I was in a good neighborhood, because I’m not sure I would have noticed someone creeping up on me.)
Thirty degrees from the horizon, blue sky.
Put it in zone 5.
The shadows of the evergreens…a zone darker? Or is it two?
Well, focus on the other and that will fall in place.
Look up, 18mm focal length…
This is is the only time until the dark moments just before sleep that I will be in such perfect silence.
The only thing I hear is the whir of the auto-focus. If I hold my breath, I can hear my heart beating.
Breathe out. Find the pause.
The shutter clicks, closes and opens before the next heartbeat, and the silent moment I looked to the sky is caught.