Seeing Beyond the Whole Picture

pink sky with tree

One evening as I sat at my desk, I could see the sky turning a beautiful shade of pink.  It was much too late to get somewhere photo worthy to watch this incredible sunset.  In my mind, I wished to live somewhere that made creating photographs easier, somewhere with a beautiful view unobstructed by houses and cars and awkward 15 year old teenager trees.  I glanced over at my camera sitting on my shelf and noticed it was fitted with my new 100-400 mm lens.  I grabbed the camera, zoomed all the way in to 400 mm and focused just on the gangly arms of that teenager tree.  Sometimes we're so caught up in looking at the big picture that we fail to realize all of the smaller pictures that live inside of it.