“By walking on the right path, you create a golden fate for yourself and you also become a silver lining for the others!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan
I find myself frequently drawn to quotes from Mehmet Ildan as his words so wonderfully pair with my images and my life journey. I am thankful for those, like Mehet, who can so wonderfully express in words, that which I struggle with.
This “Golden Paths” series is all about the journey and appreciating our surroundings, in the moment. There have been mundane moments along this journey, through dark flat forest scenes and monotonous stretches of ‘sameness’, but they have all led me into jaw dropping moments, like the one above, where the sun made the golden foliage light up with an unbelieveable energy. I literally stood transfixed, hoping I would be able to effectively capture this moment, so others could enjoy it with me. The leaves looked gilded, shimmering in the light. They almost looked metallic, they were so bright. It was, magical and awe inspiring.
Hopefully, as the quote states, I’m able to provide a silver lining for you?
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/32.0, ISO 100