The Elements of Spring

 

Photograph and text by Pam Aquilani
From theApril 2014 Issue

I spend many hours in pursuit of light and moment, two essential elements of a great photograph. On this morning, they had come together. The light and color were developing and I knew the perfect location. I set up, began shooting, and the magic unfolded. When the elements come together, I forget about the days spent shooting with not one usable photograph as a result. My hopefulness returns and I have an overwhelming desire to shoot more. Like an answer to the harsh winter we have just endured, this photograph represents warmth, energy, passion, optimism and inspiration to me — just like spring.