Here's one form the weekend. Unbelievable story. My friend Greg Anderson and I were headed to a totally different location, near this one but very different in terrain and looks. Well, we got there were very hopeful with the greenery we would find. we got there while it was still dark and remembered the place from the last time we were there shooting. Our guess was that the continuos rain wold impact the place in a way in which we would be pleasantly surprised and find more greenery that we ever thought!. Well we sure were surprised but certainly not by greenery. The place was still green, but all the plants that were native to the place and provided it with much beauty worth photographing were completely gone!, that's right, totally gone!!!. Not by a plague, not by animals that destroyed them, but gone because of someone coming into the place and cutting them all. They were totally gone and only the great oak trees were standing. We could not understand what happened, nevertheless we had to act quickly and move on. Sunrise was about to happen and we needed to move to a place that we could still shoot and that at least presented us with some attractive subjects. After our respective complaints and statements of disgust about the state of the place, we got in the car and went to the place above. We had been to this place before, to be honest, I don't remember exactly when that was, but this place was also different, everything seems to change so fast and not always for the best, at least bin my opinion. Anyway, we finally got here, mounted our gear and hit "the filed" seeking a nice subject. This is one of my first shots just about the time the sun was about to burst over the horizon.
A couple hours later I texted Greg stating how upset I was that the place had been literally butcher by somebody and to which he replied, "yeah, I just told my wife the exact same thing". One of my kids responded to my complaints, "well dad, be happy you came back with something", I suppose that's wise advise. I just can't believe that "paradise of photography" is gone!!!, who knows how long it will take for the greenery to come back. You see, I'm still complaining...
Anyway, hope everyone has had a great weekend shooting, God's creation has so much beauty and it is a privilege for me to photograph this small "shadow" of the beauty that is native to God Himself. Thanks for stopping by to view my work, I appreciate it.
CANON 5D MARK III CANON EF 17-40 4.0 L NO FILTERS USED IN CAMERA DURING CAPTURE PROCESSED IN LR5 AND PHOTOSHOP CC NIK SOFTWARE FOR SHARPENING AND EFFECTS