When I venture out to do photography, I have an objective in mind, sometimes more specific than others. For example, yesterday I wanted to take advantage of the previous evening’s rain saturating the peaking fall colors. I didn’t feel like I had to go far, and I certainly expected a nearby lake would provide ample opportunity for some interesting compositions. My objective was really to photograph fall color, a rather broad mission for sure. As I arrived at my location, I noticed the breeze had increased considerably as a warm front moved through still offering a slight drizzle at times. The bit of moisture I could deal with, but the wind proved more problematic. Sure, I could increase my ISO setting allowing for faster shutter speeds, nevertheless I just could not seem to get things to come together. To make matters worse my creative juices were not serving me well on this morning. I tried several compositions and lens combinations. Nothing worked for me. All I managed to accomplish was to get a little wet and to get my clothing covered with those pesky little burrs or seed pods that are a pain to remove. With other errands to run, I finally packed up and went on my way. While my morning outing was not productive in one sense, I still could not help but enjoy a little quiet time in the peak of Missouri's fall colors. It’s kind of like a fishing trip. You don’t always catch fish but you enjoy the time out. The image posted here is from an earlier outing at the same location….the fishing was better then.
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