During the annual summer trip to my parents Minnesota lakehouse, I had plans to capture some long exposure images around the lake. But I generally always had my camera with me, for capturing candid shots of my toddler son.
This photo came about during a lovely stroll with my family. The sky was overcast, and the temperature mild, creating a nice respite from the brutal Texas summer we were escaping from.
A general rule of photography is that balance is created with odd numbers, but this image is all about evens: 4 wires (2 thick, 2 thin), 2 birds. Perhaps the image feels balanced because the 4 wires create 5 negative spaces. I love that both birds elected to sit on the thinner wires. The overcast sky did have some sky texture, but I found the simplicity of the image was better served by blowing it out.