adversity brings out
aspects in us
we never even knew
[Photograph taken with Canon 50D.]
This shot was without doubt in every way, a lucky one. Earlier that day I was driving and as I did, I made note of places I wished to return later towards twilight to get some shots of. That entire day I carefully watched the sun and to my disappointment, clouds began to gather as twilight deepened. Nonetheless, I gathered my gear and headed out the door as the sun began to set.
Finishing with one area I wanted to photograph, I was headed towards my final destination when I saw this vista from out of the passenger car window as I was driving. Being on a busy road, I hesitated to stop. Not able to resist I made sure no one was behind me and as quickly as I could came to a stop on the shoulder of the road.
Running to get my equipment, and with trembling hands knowing my time was fast running out, I managed to get off a few frames from a few different angles. This one blew me away, for in it, the sun behind the trees (far tree line right) burst through the cloud cover and as a result, sporadic shafts of light lit up the leaves and weeds as if by magic. Yes, I enhanced the colors to really make them pop, and because it was really dark, I spent much time to get the lighting balanced.
Photography/ “Adversities” 2015©AmyRose