The writer

While the girls were both involved in a quiet activity, I took the opportunity to tiptoe down the hallway and peek into their bedroom. There, I discovered our oldest, deep in thought, letting her ideas flow onto the pages of her new notebook.

Although she was aware of my presence, she remained focused and continued to write. This allowed me the time to capture an image of her doing something that she loves.

These natural moments are some of my favorite ones to photograph.

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Redwood Sorrell

A patch of bright light illuminated the redwood sorrell during our morning walk through Armstrong Woods (Guerneville, California).

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American Flag

Today was a rushed, hectic day, full of too much activity. I got my daughter to gymnastics, just on time, and sat down to catch my breath. When I looked up, I noticed the American Flag hanging in the back of the gym, in really interesting light. I knew if I metered my camera for the bright light on the flag, that most of the area around the flag would go dark.

I tested my theory, and this is my dramatic result.

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