~ Thich Nhat Hanh
This quote is a very profound contemplation. The last six years have come to a point of transformation that pivots on these balances in particular. Just as Fall transforms Summer into Winter, it has opened the door of transformative possibility in my own life. I like the idea of flowing with the seasons. They have a much stronger gravity on our consciousness than I imagine most might believe. Point is, the voice inside, call it intuition, has been speaking to me very strongly for almost a year now, and I finally made the choice that moves me closer to spirit. Of course there are no expectations from this recent change, but the new possibilities of every moment are extremely exciting. It will require hard work, dedication, patience, ebbs and flows, and most of all something different and good learning experience.
For these balances, My question was how to include the Fall colors from the trees overhead as a background for my balances. I sat in this area for awhile before realizing that a time exposure would capture a relatively clear reflection off this small pool of still-water. The inspiration happened. So my focus turned to reflections. From the right angle, perfectly submerged base rocks would disappear in the vivid reflection of the sun-lit trees above the creek. The idea was perfect, and the balancing began. The balance session yielded these images. No photoshop, just reflections and balance.
Happy Fall to everyone. go out and play. :)