Murphy's Law...Photography Style
What a beautiful morning it was - talk about a photo opp!
On my way to work this morning, I just had to pull-over for a unexpected, yet, delightful photo opportunity. The fog that I had just been cursing was beginning to break and the rising sun was just starting to peek through.
I was near a stand of trees that went deep into some local woods and was facing east, toward the rising sun. The view was nothing short of SPECTACULAR! I've seen photos like this before but never encountered the scene myself; the trees standing strong and stately almost as if protecting the sun as it's rays reach out beyond those trees, the fog creating fantastically wide shafts of light and all three elements coming together beautifully.
So I pull-over to the side of the road (there's in fact a little bare area beyond the shoulder just big enough for one car to fit - almost beckoning me to do this). Get out and open the back door and...BLAMO...I've been hit!
No, not with some farmer's bird shot; instead, with the realization that I did not pack my camera! Can you believe it!?? I can.
Disregarding my correct instinct, I turned back toward home, got my camera and - you guessed it - fog was gone, sun was too high, opportunity lost.
Maybe next time. (And maybe next time I won't be late for work either...)
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