While I was jogging during a nine-miler yesterday through the master-planned community next to mine, I could see autumn. Their cypress trees turn colors, and I spied one sensational scene I especially wanted to capture photographically: Those trees reflected in the nearby lake.
So did I grab my digital SLR when I finished my run and return to that spot? Surely you jest! No, the Mister and I went to see “Life As We Know It” (rentable; not as good as it could’ve been), and then there was the usual chaos of laundry, homework nagging, texting with my #1 son, and pro football games (including a thrilling Houston Texans win!). By the time I set out with my Nikon 70-200mm lens (the trees were across the lake), it was 5:30 p.m.
Low sun = no reflections = one sad me. Oh, the best-laid plans of mice and photographers!
But I still had my camera in hand, so I figured what the heck? Let’s shoot some nature!
And so I did. There wasn’t anything particularly compelling to capture, especially when there wasn’t great light.
So I thought I’d look at the same scene two different ways (basically vertically and horizontally).
None of the pics were nearly as good as that reflection photo I imagined on my run. Guess I need to go back when the light is right and carry out my plan properly. Stay tuned!!