Lush Life


After the storm.

Get Lucky.

That’s what happened to me. I got lucky. After the nothing burger storm blew through I decided to walk with the dog who’d been inside all day. From the minute I stepped outside I saw orange cotton candy skies. I went a little crazy. I made a lot of pictures from a lot of different locations. I rarely do that, but how could I not and call myself a photographer?

So, I did.

This picture is about the fifth or sixth that I saw.

Sometimes, that’s how things go. I think this picture is the result of photographers luck. Sure we can discuss all the things that make a photographer a photographer. But, it mostly comes down to luck. And, listening. And, watching. And, timing.

Timing is everything. At least it is for photographers who work like me. Studio guys don’t think about luck so much because they create the scene.

That’s just about it.

I seem to have awoken from my black mood. It all comes down to pain. I accidentally fixed my knee. My mood accidentally lifted. Today, it’s king cake shopping time. Nothing better during carnival days. This is the time of year when most of New Orleans is walking around in a sugar induced fog. I’d better join them.

Happy Sunday.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

4 thoughts on “Lush Life

  1. I’m so glad the black mood has lifted; you had me a little worried. And the knew slipping back into normal mode is fabulous! Lush Life is one of my favorite songs, EVER. Great title for the picture, which is radical. You caught it looking like the trees are shooting fire from their branches. Wow.

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  2. I like those branches against the sky. How did you accidently fix your knee? My shoulder was out of place for months upon months last year (dislocation condition from childhood); also got fixed kind of accidently on purpose, good luck and instinct, all medical treatment totally useless. Hope the knee continues in good fettle and you get out and about, would miss your WordPress entries.

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