Their Shadows

If I was getting graded on this photograph, I’d probably get a D-. 

  1. It’s overexposed. 
  2. It’s not really in focus. 

Oh well, I love it anyway! 

See the Canadian Geese swimming in the upper left corner and how the sun is dancing in the ripples? 

Pretty cool. 

I think my favorite part of the whole scene is probably the “couple” standing in front. 

They didn’t seem to mind my company at all and even let me photograph their shadows.

39 thoughts on “Their Shadows

  1. Candice~Marie March 4, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I think the photo is great! I enjoy not following “the rules” for photography. Takes the fun out of it for me.

    • Jessica March 4, 2017 / 9:02 pm

      Wow!! Thank you so much! I’m not much for rules myself. 😊😊

    • Jessica March 4, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      You’re so awesome!! Thank you!! :)

  2. robbiesinspiration March 4, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    This photograph is beautiful, Jessica. I love the shimmering of the sun on the water. My favourite part is the geese in the background – it is gorgeous!

    • Jessica March 5, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Hi! Sorry for the late reply, we’ve been putting a roof on a building today. Just getting a chance to check in here.

      I love your word, shimmering. That is the perfect description. Seems like the sun and water are like the best pair. I love that your favorite thing is the geese in the background. Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments.

  3. thejuicenut March 5, 2017 / 5:02 am

    I know nothing about photographic techniques, but this is a stunning photo, the light is beautiful 😊

    • Jessica March 5, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Oh my. What an amazing comment! Thank you SO much, my friend!

    • Jessica March 5, 2017 / 11:31 am

      I’m digging around in my imaginary word bucket, trying to find the perfect combo of words to thank you for your comment. Thank you- seems trite. So I’m going to go for completely heartfelt and honest. 😊😊 Here goes: Oh my gosh! I love how you just get it, how you see past the technicalities that life sometimes throws at us and just see the beauty.

      Yes! That!! 😊😊

      • March 5, 2017 / 1:02 pm

        you and I are the same-we look for something beautiful, and always find it. I know this because you are as likely to stop your journey for something authentic as if nothing else mattered in the world-stay as you are Jessica-you live that beautiful way always-and you will never regret it. xxoo thank you sweet one!

        • Jessica March 5, 2017 / 9:17 pm

          I love this. I am going to write what you said on a piece of paper and carry it in my pocket. It means so much to me. Thank you.

  4. Diane March 5, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Can’t get photo

    Sent from my iPhone

  5. Ruthie's Crafting Corner March 5, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Goodness! D- No Way! I love your photo capturing these beauties. They even have the shadow from the natural sunlight, glistening water too!

    • Jessica March 5, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      I appreciate what you said soooooo much. The picture summarizes the afternoon. We stopped at this lake out of the blue. While standing at the shore, all these geese just started coming our way. The welcoming party, I guess. It was a beautiful day. Thank you for what you said. :)

    • Jessica March 6, 2017 / 7:18 am

      Wow! That’s really cool!!

  6. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy March 6, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I like the photo – and our geese never let me get that close. Of course, I’m guessing a lot of that has to do with the dog who I’m walking around with!

    • Jessica March 6, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Ha ha! Great point!! And, thank you. I appreciate that!

    • Jessica March 6, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      Thank you. Yes, they are interesting characters. As long as it’s not nesting time! Ha!! :)

  7. Sheryl March 6, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    You’re definitely being too hard on yourself. It’s a wonderful spring photo.

    • Jessica March 6, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Well, that’s a wonderful thing to say!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :)

  8. anotherday2paradise March 9, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Lovely photo, Jessica. The geese looked so relaxed. I don’t know any rules. I just do what works for me. :)

    • Jessica March 9, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you, Sylvia. I used to work in photography, in a camera repair shop, in a commercial processing lab, was an assistant for a travel photographer, and have taken classes about photography. The “rules” seemed to be engrained in me. :)

    • Jessica March 9, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Hi, thanks so much! It was a great family day. We went bowling before that. Say, I’ve been thinking of you- you’re Facebook posts are amazing. Bet that keeps you busy. 😊🌸

      • Courtney @ Charity Sparrow March 11, 2017 / 2:14 pm

        Oh, I love bowling! And thank you so much, it does take a good amount of time, the best pay off is meeting great people like yourself! xo

        • Jessica March 11, 2017 / 4:08 pm

          Well, I bet we’d get along great- Iowa AND bowling??? Like peas in a pod. Ha. Love what you said about the pay off- that was a super nice thing to say. Thank you so much.

          When I started this blog in October 2015, I had no idea that bloggers even communicated. I just started writing stories for my boy to read when he’s all grown up. A huge bonus is all the friends I’m making along the way. I LOVE blogging. Such a grace in finding like-minded souls. I ABSOLUTELY loved your Wildflower story. I totally get what you mean.

          Those wildflowers sure know something about living free.

  9. Miriam March 13, 2017 / 4:37 am

    If I was grading this photo I’d give you an A+for enthusiasm and pAssion. I love it. 😊

    • Jessica March 13, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      Woo hoo!!!! I’ll take that A!!! 🎉🎉🎉

  10. Satpura Tiger Reserve March 20, 2017 / 12:45 am

    I think the photograph is incredible! I appreciate not taking after “the standards” for photography. Removes the enjoyment from it for me.

    • Jessica March 20, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Wow! How kind! Thank you so very much!

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