Happy Monday! I love it when a plan comes together and things work out like I had envisioned. Such was not the case yesterday. Late yesterday afternoon Jeanne and I headed out for our typical Sunday drive / photo shoot. I knew there wasn’t much time to make images because there was only an hour of sunlight left so since I had shot water the day before I was going for a landscape shot Sunday.
Using my massive brain I reasoned that if I were going to shoot some great light landscapes I should go West. So the very first thing I see as we’re driving were two grain wagons parked on a hill of a harvested field. I reasoned they would make a wonderful image in silhouette. Problem was there was no place to park. It was too cold to park a half mile away and walk back so what to do.
After shooting the above bridge and not finding anything else worthy of making an image I decided to drive back to the wagons and see if I could reason out how to get closer to them. On our second pass I notice a small entrance to the field. Aha, I thought, this is where I will go. Jeanne reminded me that we had a car not a truck or tractor. Not to worry my dear we can do this and down into the field we went. After turning around and heading back up the steep incline we parked and I got out to make an award-winning, much acclaimed photo that would surely seal my fate as a world-class photographer.
Problem was the sun wasn’t down yet and I couldn’t get the angle I wanted so the sun was directly behind the wagons, because of a large row of very tall trees. Finally, as the sun disappeared below the horizon, I capture the shot and it looked pretty good on the little LCD screen on my camera. Problem is, it wasn’t anything like I imagined in my mind. Sunsets look great if they are over water or some other amazing scenery or if there are some clouds in the sky to cast some interesting shades of light on. Unfortunately I had none of those yesterday so the image was a (yawn) nice snapshot.
Problem is I spent so much time on and effort to make it I’m bound to show it to you. 😦
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.