It took days for me to find the light on this rose. It was positioned in a more shady part of the garden and sunlight only lit it for a few seconds. It always amazes me when the light vanishes before I can reach a flower.
I have to prepare in advance of the moment. Is my camera battery full? Does the card have enough room? Are my garden boots in place? I always have to remember that sunlight moves faster than I ever can - approximately 1000 miles an hour, 16.66 miles a minute, or 0.27 miles a second.
Once the time is right, the chase is on. I don't always get the light I want, there may be a branch that is in the way or my timing is off. So, I try again on another day. Patience is what helps to win the chase.
"Whispers of Passion" is currently part of the New Art Association Annual Awards Show online. You can check it out here until September 26th.