The other day, I was sitting at the dining room table and suddenly looked up. The daffodils I’d bought the day before had opened, and warm sunlight was flooding the yellow walls in our living room. I grabbed my camera and took the shot below. I love when that happens.
Then next day, I tried to re-create the photo. After all, the EXIF data gave me the exact time of day, the aperture setting, shutter speed, everything. But no matter how I tried, I couldn’t duplicate the image. I don’t know how the light could be different just twenty-four hours later, but it was. Proof that photography is capturing a fleeting moment.
So I turned around, removed the tablecloth and captured the daffodils from the opposite direction:
And just for fun, an iPhone shot (Polarize app):