|Remembering Spring Equinox - 2008 - Harbin Hot Springs, Calif.|
The challenge at Harbin is that even though the grounds are incredibly beautiful with little flower and rock gardens planted on the grounds, they allow absolutely no photography. Since I could not totally be held back I worked my creative photography juices in our room. This incredible wall is actually one of the shower walls that I decorated with memorabilia I purchased in the nearby town specifically for a still life portrait.
The story my husband tells about this particular portrait is that we were engaged in a private, intimate moment when I saw the light angled just perfectly so onto the still life elements that I had set up the night before.
Breaking away from our romantic time together I (allegedly) said, "look at the light. I've got to make a portrait before the light changes." And off I went.
When he retold this story to a fellow photographer my friend Allen said, "of course, she did. She had to do it when the light was just right. Whatever you were doing could be done any time."
ohhhh, I love my photography friends and allies who come to my rescue and validate my determination to get the photo made when the light is right.