365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #18
Here is number 18…
See that sidewalk? That’s right. I took this right after a good shower had passed while another was on the brink. I had this killer horizon that I felt like I almost owned, almost. It was opening with different colors just over there, breaking on a thin ribbon of light where the horizon dipped. Dusk grew impatient on the other side, its rage spreading in rapid succession. Big blotches of madness, dark and heavy, were ready to pass overhead. Hurry up with the tripod, don’t jack this up. I had only a few minutes remaining, and if I didn’t move, this shot would have been blown right into oblivion kind of like the horizon, now only a sliver. This was shot right after five ten or five fifteen. I had passed up one opportunity, only to be barely rewarded with this.
My advice: Don’t pass up any good opportunities while in late fall, just don’t. And if you’re driving, and you really want this or that shot, pull over and turn around and just make it happen. Okay? It’s good practice, and you’ll feel better about wasting film on your multi hundred or multi thousand dollar digital camera.
On second thought, maybe I did own the horizon for that moment. Just maybe.