Often when I go out with my camera I have a plan of what I want to shoot and how. And then there are those rare occasions of serendipity. The shutter is pressed instinctively, and a few fleeting moments difference in timing would capture a completely different shot. That’s the case for my photo of ducks floating on the lake at sunset. I was there to capture the sunset, but the ducks were so compelling I couldn’t help but watch them as they were gliding through the evening light. They were in constant motion, and I pressed the shutter as I followed them with my lens without thinking about the settings on my camera. I didn't plan a silhouette shot of ducks that day, but was lucky enough to capture one.
In lesleylouise's photo I can't help but wonder if she had a similar experience. Was she out with her camera to capture a golden sunset that evening? And as she noticed the sailboat gliding through the water and the light, turned her camera on it without a thought and captured that perfect fleeting moment and silhouette in the sunset light?
xo maureen of cottage 960
sunset sailing by lesleylouise