I’ve read many posts about the difficulty of choosing only 12 pictures that would capture a year. I concur; the task was challenging in many ways. I am sure that I was not the only one who experienced a roller-coaster of emotions while lingering over a year’s worth of images — images that tell stories and conjure up memories. Click on any image to see my descriptions and view the slideshow.
I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens this morning in search of a shot that shows contrast (for the weekly challenge) and was delighted to discover that the butterfly exhibit had started. What a treat! This was the perfect way to relax, pray, and even meditate, and the perfect way to begin spring break. I did not get the contrast image, but I did get this little backlit butterfly.
I struggled with cropping this image; do I keep in all of the leaves or tighten in on the butterfly more and lose some resolution? The dark flaw on the flower bothered me so I tried to photoshop it out but that just made it worse. This is the final decision … well, almost final … I’ll probably change it several times. By the way, the butterfly is a Julia.