I have had a secret desire to go apple picking ever since I decided four years ago to pursue photography whole-heartedly.
Now, please understand I have no desire to actually pick the apples, I want to photograph my loved ones picking apples.
For four years I have waited. Now with Mallory graduated from college and back home again, imagine my delight when she said she wanted to go apple picking on her birthday.
Her favorite apple is the Honey Crisp, and the picking of those had only begun the week before, so we had the timing just right.
The weather initially did not look favorable for her birthday, the forecast starting with 90% chance of rain, and then dropping to 80%, then to 60%. It did rain overnight, and the morning started out overcast, but by the time we finished breakfast at a new local restaurant, the clouds were parting and blue skies emerged.
I was excited to dig out my 85mm prime lens for this festive occasion. With Mallory home again, I think it will get a lot more use.
Happy 22nd Birthday to my beautiful girl!
This moment warms my heart. Even though in reality they were probably arguing about who should be pulling the cart.
It was a wonderful day, and my apple picking photography desire has been satisfied, at least for this year.