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: