By: Tara Yakaboski

I wait all day till the
perfect time comes.
When sunlight
frames
the object of my desire 
just so,

I pick up the camera,
curl my fingers around the hand grip,
turn up the ISO,
lower the aperture,
increase the shutter speed.

Click!
From the first press
of the shutter button,
I know I have it.
The perfect
picture.

Photography is my escape.
Finding something
extraordinary,
amidst the ordinary, is
what
I
love.

Flowers,
animals,
people –
everything and
everyone has a story.
And there is no better
feeling than being the one
to tell it.

Capturing
several moments in a video,
makes the moment incredible.
But,
capturing
one moment in a photograph,
makes it

timeless.

 

Tara Yakaboski is 14 years old; she lives in Cary, North Carolina. Some fun facts about Tara are -- she is an aspiring zoologist and photographer and she loves photographing the lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center where she is a junior docent.

Image by Congerdesign, Pixabay.