Light Changes


There are rules of thumb about how much time it takes the sun to rise or set but there are times when light moves faster than we think. During a storm or approaching storm as in the photo above. the light changed dramatically from the time I thought, “I need to pull over” by the time I found a vantage point I missed the initial light I wanted but the remaining light was enough to catch the mood. Sometimes you have to take the chance or not get anything at all. Changing conditions, finding a place to pull over and then dealing with the wind in a hand held situation are what makes photography, challenging and rewarding.

I can think of a dozen things to make this image better but if I hadn’t taken it, I would only have a memory that would become vague and then gone altogether. As Wayne Gretzky pointed out, “you miss and hundred percent of the shots you don’t take”.


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