by: Tera Girardin on
December Reflections Day 4: Red
I know I've shared this photo before but I love the story behind it. Since becoming a professional photographer, I've realized I at times need to use my camera just for myself. To shoot not for any other purpose than my own joy. To try things and play and create and learn. I don't do this often enough! This past spring I took myself out to the Arboretum on a little photo safari. I love that place.
As I wandered and enjoyed the flowers and the people and they sunny day... I came up on an area of all yellow tulips. So sunny!! And delightful. I tried to capture the vast field of yellow (you might be thinking, the topic is RED Tera! Hang in with me.).
I hung out there, trying out some close ups and other things. I began to walk away. Then a little flick of red caught my eye. In a huge sea of yellow, this one tulip had a patch of yellow. It was so cool and so unique. I was so excited to capture it and go closer. And then I saw...
It was a heart.
It was delightful and magical and I was the only one who noticed it! There were many people in the area admiring the yellow tulips. No one was seeing the unique little tulip with the red heart. I snapped and snapped. And I was looking on the back of my camera at what the results were and then I saw this.
A little photobomb by a fellow tulip with a big grin. Lol so funny!
Isn't that fun?! So that's my story of RED today. Oh and if you like the heart, I have notecards for sale with that photo. They are printed on beautiful paper and make a great gift this season.