I shot this image because my westie, Maggie, was barking in the house like crazy. I looked out a window to see an antlered deer in my yard, a fairly rare occurrence. I grabbed a camera and ran outside to find the deer gone, probably spooked by the barking. I happened to look at my small garden pond and noticed very dark and very light leaves. My attention was immediately drawn to the image above as it looked like a mother and child.
I go out photographing nearly every day and remind myself fairly often to stop and really look around, because there are truly compelling images everywhere. But, obviously, the key to being a decent photographer is simply owning a West Highland White Terrier.