When Planets Align

Photography to me has always been functional, not artistic.  I can appreciate the professionals who see a beautiful moment–adjust focus, zoom, aperture, exposure time…and capture natural perfection.  For me, however, it’s an extension of words.  Take X photo to capture Y content for archival reasons.

With the ever-improving iPhone camera though, on occasion, the planets will align just so and I capture magic, by some combination of coincidence and technology.  I often forget about them, but as I flip through my thousands of photos, I’ll pause on some.  Rather than share them out of context, I offer two such photos (taken at Cox Arboretum) with this preface, so you will know that talent played little role in their creation, while still enjoying their aesthetics: