Wild About Wildflowers…
Spring brings on new experiences…
I enrolled in a Wildflower Photography Workshop with the Dallas Arboretum.
We traveled to Brenham, Texas for a 3 day learning experience.
Our instructor, Allen Rokach served 10 years as a Senior Photographer for Southern Living Magazine.
Along with commissions including PepsiCo, Royal Cruise Lines, Air France Airlines, Chase Manhattan Bank etc.
After reading his bio, I figured I could learn a thing or two from this photography legend.
I did learn something!!! Landscape photography doesn’t speak to me…in the way portrait photography does.
There is nothing like being out in God’s country and capturing it’s beauty.
BUT, there is a problem…you get no reaction back from the flowers, trees, grass etc.
NO smiles or laughs, they don’t even think my jokes are funny. They are void of emotion.
Now, don’t get me wrong…I enjoy an hour here or there with nature.
What I don’t care for, is expecting to be in the same little area for hours and still be captivated with taking the same shots.
One of Allen’s Commandments for Better Photography…
“The more you learn about photography, the more you will understand about yourself!”
What I truly understand…“This soul needs change or it gets weary.”
But, when we did change sceneries…my heart would bubble up all over again.
This tree, in all of it’s balanced beauty…just made me stop in my tracks.
But, the height of the trip, is when we made our instructor stop here at this farm.
He wasn’t crazy for this idea, because the wildflowers in this area weren’t ideal.
We told him…we need some interaction!
He looked at us, like we had horns on our heads! Smile.
See, we all dance to a different tune.
When this baby calf, kissed his mama…we all went bonkers!!
I was one of the few, that actually caught the kiss. It was very quick.
Bless his little heart!
So while, you will still see landscape and nature on this blog…
The real message I will be conveying…HUMANITY BRINGS JOY!
Can you imagine this as your driveway? Do you see the small mailbox on the left side?
It was a wonderful and soul searching experience, one I am thankful for.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. ~ Henry David Thoreau