Not so. She was uncooperative and temperamental from the first day. A hefty weight, she recorded every shake of my hand, took advantage of the fact that I am nearly blind, and scoffed at my attempts to record the beauty and magnificence around me.
But again I say, I have never failed, not with something I set out to learn. I followed every clue online I could find, looked at the work of photographers I admired. And struggled, making little progress.
So I kept reading, and reading, not really understanding the terms I was reading. Until finally I ran across some articles online that opened my eyes. Literally. Or maybe it just took a while for it to soak in. All of a sudden I understood some of what Big Girl has been trying to tell me. I started listening to her. She was never against me, she just took a deeper understanding than Little Girl did.
So this weekend we were on an outing with the twins, and I had a mission. To FINALLY get some meaningful photographs that were intentional captures, and not accidents of nature, glitches.
And it worked! I got several photos that were firsts for me.
Then there was the shot of the kids in the stairwell at the tower on top of Mount Cheaha. The highest place in Alabama, and I wanted a photo to remember it. The kids stopped for a minute on a turn in the stairs and I saw the perfect photo opportunity. I got the following shot.
The way I see it. The way I want to share it. And so I share with you what I learned, discovered and thoroughly enjoyed this weekend. And if you have something you are struggling to learn, or accomplish, remember that all things are possible. Persevere. It's worth it.