I often think of that rare fulfilling joy when you are in the presence of some wonderful alignment of events. Where the light, the colour, the shapes, and the balance all interlock so perfectly that I feel truly overwhelmed by the wonder of it.
--Charlie Waite (b.1949) English landscape photographer.
Above: Seeger Chapel at sunset.
Once I was setting up to photograph the lighthouse on Pelee Island in Lake Erie. The light was perfect, the waves were perfect. Then a sailboat swung around and positioned itself delightfully to the right of the lighthouse. I thought to myself "The only thing that could make this composition better would be for a gull to fly over to the left about three-quarters the height of the lighthouse." Five seconds later, that's exactly what happened. I snapped the photo.