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Take the Shot

Sharon Williams


Behind the Shot

As the saying goes, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” 

California artist Sharon Williams embarked on her photography career midlife. “I’ve always had a tinge of regret that I didn't explore it sooner,” she shares. But she has learned to use that reflection as gentle inspiration to try new things that call to her. That’s how her photo collections began. 

Sharon captured this image as she was wandering around Laguna’s Main Beach—a place where Michael Jordan and other NBA players have been seen shooting hoops at the scenic basketball court. She hopes this print inspires in viewers the willingness to try—whatever opportunities life offers. 

“This is a personal reminder of what is possible if I just keep going outdoors, paying attention and seeking beauty. I suspect we all encounter new paths at times, navigating unknown roads and trying to find our footing in the unfamiliar. I’m still figuring it all out and taking pictures along the way.”

Her advice, inspired by this print? “Take the shot, and see what happens. You just might fly!”