photo of the week - dec 5, 2018
Photography is funny sometimes... I'll spare you the boring details, but I spent a fairly significant amount of time, and drove many extra miles to get this shot. It was taken not very far from where I live, however getting lost, one-lane roads and miles long center dividers to prevent u-turns made the excursion longer than expected. But, I arrived safely, parked the car, and quietly snuck up on these birds, doing everything I could to not startle them. Once close enough, I raised my camera, got the image in focus, and snapped a shot. And right as I did, a massive 18-wheeler roared down the road and scared them all away. At first I was mad, as my expectations were to have plenty of time to capture the stillness of the moment. However, almost by instinct, I then snapped a shot of the birds in flight, and it became one of my favorite photos I've ever taken (I'll share it with you soon). While first I was upset at the 18-wheeler, I soon realized that it actually produced something special. Look for beauty no matter what happens. Lesson learned.
"The water is always deeper than what it reflects."
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