Observation is Key
© Russ Burden
Becoming an observer of patterns certainly played a huge role in acquiring the image of thecottonwood catkin. There’s a city park about 50 minutes from my home where fox frequent. I made a pre-sunrise trip to capture them in early light. The only problem was the foxes never revealed themselves. Rather than throwing in the towel, while I continued to look for a sign of a fox, I also opened my eyes to other options. As it was springtime, the cottonwoods in the area were beginning to bud. Out of curiosity, I approached a low hanging limb and a world of patterns and color opened up. The observer in me proved to be beneficial in finding a nice pattern in nature.