These "captured moments" are some of my best photographs as a amateur photographer. Each of them spoke to me, created a memory, and taught a lesson. In sharing them, I hope you benefit from the lessons learned.
I love lighthouses and took so many pictures of Bodie, Ocracoke, and Hatteras. This day produced child-like glee for me as I was trying to get a sunset with the Hatteras light in it. Mother Nature did not cooperate with the clouds and I was disappointed. Then, IT happened - for the first time in my life, I saw the Cape Hatteras light in action. This photo was my favorite and it got me to thinking.
All my photos were of a structure - nothing wrong with that - but we, far too often, focus on structure. Yes, that structure (much like the lighthouse) has withstood many storms BUT simply standing is not enough. The purpose of a lighthouse only becomes clear in the dark. To you I say this - know your purpose and shine when others need it.