Coming back from the Terrace café at the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn after stopping for a bite to eat, I spotted a backlit waterlily that I hoped to isolate for a really nice image. It required me to awkwardly suspend my camera with my telephoto zoom all the way out over the water and aim it jusssst right, while holding my camera steady.....w-a-s-n-'t happening. Whenever I held the camera steady enough the sun would disappear behind a cloud. Whenever the sun came out and the beautiful back lighting returned, I never lined the shot up right or I wouldn't hold the camera steady enough. Finally I had to give up because there were other shots I came here on this beautiful summer day to get.
As my creaky knees strained to raise my stiff body up, I looked off to my right and noticed that those three children I saw when I started shooting the waterlily, had been joined by an additional pair, and they were more enamored with the lily pond, and the goldfish therein, then ever. With the perfect lens already attached to my camera, and my 49 year old body still more interested in staying down then getting up, I decided to grab a cute shot or two before moving on.
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