All these many years later and I still remember something I heard
as a young student of photography ...
Ansel Adams used to say - and I can't recall his exact words - that whatever you are focusing on,
turn around, because the best picture might be what is behind you.
I still put those words into practice to this day
and that's what happened with this photo.
Riding the ferry, shooting the landscape from a rain spattered window
on an almost-empty passenger deck ... I turned around in my seat
and saw this sky.
Like I've done many times before, I thanked him and snapped this rear view.
And then I chuckled,
wondering what Ansel would have done with a phone camera.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography
all the pictures you have seen,
the books you have read,
the music you have heard,
the people you have loved.
~ Ansel Adams ~
Linking with 'Friday Finds' over at Kim's place