Saturday, October 10, 2009
A Wing and a Prayer
These magnificent wings soar over the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut, treating motorists with the eyes to see to a glorious sight.
Fortunately for me, they are not far from my home and on the route I take everyday. Often I've passed them and wished I had the time to stop.
One day I passed them right before sunset and the slanting golden light was so glorious, I knew this was the time of day I needed to capture but continued on my way. For a year, I scolded myself but kept going.
Then last Saturday I met with artist friends during the New Haven Citywide Open Studios and we got to talking about how much of photography was capturing the ephemeral moment. The next day, on my way home from picking up my boy, the lighting was perfect and I was in no hurry.