After several trips to White Sands National Monument I thought I had the exact composition I wanted for this promising sunset. As prepared as I thought I was, this final composition came about because I had the opportunity to see the scene through someone else’s eyes as I was setting up. Just as the sun was reaching this position, James Clinich called me over to his vantage point, prompting me to instantly abandon my previous plans.
Lesson learned: always use every advantage you have available. For this capture, the best tool I had with me turned out to be James.
Many years ago,when LakeRidge CC flooded in early summer, the ducks and geese had a new environment to explore. I took advantage of the grasses to compose a shot I knew I may never see again, at least in Lubbock. With inexperience, I did a lot of things wrong when getting this shot, and I've never been able to print a decent sized enlargement for this scene. By rethinking how I can enjoy the image, I simply built one for the computer monitor so I can enjoy the memory even though it will never hang on my wall.