I drove home just the other night right into a beautiful February full moon. There was a fresh snow and all the way home I hoped to come across a subject for a moonlit landscape. Maybe I was tired from working all day, or maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood, but I never saw what I was hoping to see. Invariably when I try too hard to find the image in reality it just doesn’t match the image I have in my head, and when it doesn’t I come away disappointed. It is almost always better for me to be moved first by the scene even if I later manipulate it to look like something only later imagined.
My point here is that while I didn’t manage to make a photograph from that moonlit night, I was moved or maybe even inspired, by that drive home. Later, while looking at some older files, I found one I felt I could use to bend to my vision from that night.
Panasonic Lumix G3 with 20mm f1.7 lens processed in Nik Snapseed® and Stackables® on my iPad Air.