Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I have wanted to share this photo with you ever since I got the darn digital camera! I took over 200 photos, but this is one that I love because of the "light". It was taken of the waterfalls at Las Pozas which is in the State of San Luis Potosi.

Las Pozas is the jungle sculpture gardens of Edward James that I have been to multiple times. I've climbed and walked and marveled at the structures, but also at the natural beauty. This time I let everyone go on without me and I chose to go and sit by the falls and quietly watch and look at my surroundings. I stopped counting after I had counted over 30, yes 30 different kinds of butterflies! I watched birds and people and looked at all the giant bromeliads in the trees. It was an "eyeopening" experience not to be moving, but sitting and looking at each area. I TRIED to photograph a lavender butterfly that was see-through, but each time I would focus, it would land on a branch and flatten out. Nature photographers have to be the most patient people on earth. I gave up.
I sat and wondered why I had never totally stopped and just concentrated and enjoyed it all before. It was a very different experience.

I was so surprised to see the transformation of the waterfalls in this photo - all due to light. I certainly didn't know I was doing this - it was a fluke. Now I understand why so many of my photographer friends go out early in the morning and at dusk. It IS about the light..........

If you haven't been to the Sierra Gorda - which I wrote about last November - do try to get there someday. It is an incredible biosphere area; the place of the five Missions of Fr. Serra; and of course, Xilitla and Edward James Sculpture Gardens. A true Brit's folly!
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5 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

Las Pozas is high on my list when I get down your way.

Babs said...

You WILL love it Steve.....hope you're feeling better today.

Calypso said...

Great color in the photo - very soothing Babs - reminds me of the water at our Rancho del Cielo property here in Xico.

Islagringo said...

I love Las Pozas. I want to spend one day of eternity there.

Jackie said...

One word... fabulous!