“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden
When the pandemic started in 2020, I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to practice photography anymore. At that point most of the time I took my camera out was when I was traveling or during a special event. With everything going on at the time I knew I wouldn’t be traveling any time soon. I was worried that my camera would start collecting dust, and I would be out of practice. I started to ride my bike around my house because the gyms were closed, and I needed some exercise. While I was riding, I noticed that Charlotte had a lot of cool features that I had not noticed before. I had driven by many of these places in town, and never really paid any attention to them. I started to bring my camera with me when I went on bicycle rides, and started to take pictures of the different sites I came across. This has been one of the best habits I have added in the last few years. Instead of taking pictures every few months, I now go out about once a week and take photos. This has allowed me to learn more skills, practice, and have a better understanding of the art of photography.
I took these photos back in 2020. This was while I was on one of my many bicycle rides to First Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte. I found this one butterfly handing out at this flower bush. I must have chased him around with my camera for a solid 15 minutes. He just kept moving. Every time I would start to snap the photo, he would just fly away to another section. These photos are the best ones I took of him that day.