Temporary inconvenience leads to good photo opportunity
My wife made a doctor appointment for me a few weeks back and since I always like early appointments so I can go without taking time from work, she made a 7:00 a.m. for me. When she told me the date and time we both realized that was my day off and the early time wasn’t necessary. She wanted to change the appointment but rather go at a later date I decided to get it over with and keep the appointment.
The office is around a half hour drive from my house so it was still dark and a little on the cold side when I headed out. A typical fall morning really. Being that I knew it was going to be a nice day ahead I took my camera and figured I would visit a park with a lake after my appointment that is practically around the corner from the doctor’s office. It was still on the dark side when I left the doctor’s office and I headed to the park knowing that it was weekday and still fairly early so there shouldn’t be many people at the park.
With the exception of a few nearby residents walking their dogs the park was practically empty. I set out to shoot some woods, details, and fall scenes as the light level began to rise. The lake area was still foggy, almost too foggy to get any detail in the shots so I avoided it for a while. After I thought I was done shooting I circled my car around the parking area near the lake one more time. I noticed the sunrise starting to peek out behind the trees and thought it would make for a good photo so I parked the car and walked over to the lake for a good vantage point.
Once I started shooting the foggy scene I heard the distinctive sound of geese echoing around the lake. A quick glance to my right and I spotted the geese flying right into the scene that I was photographing. Hmm, perfect!
Not my usual type of photo, and not a wow photo either, but it’s always nice when things work out without even thinking about it.