The shot below is the saving throw of a wasted morning. Typically, I venture into new areas and check the scenery and locations a time or two before I bring out my camera for some ďbig action.Ē But on a recent trip to Tuskegee, AL , I decided to forego my standard procedure to save time and fuel. Instead of scouting the area, I checked a few local maps, picked out a few spots of interest and headed off into the night with the full intention of being exactly where I was planning on going before the sun rose.
Now, if any readers are experienced in this sort of thing (or if you have basic common sense), youíre going to see a flaw in my plan: Iím heading out with my camera, with the intent to capture new images. Iím going to a place I havenít been, know little about and am unfamiliar with. And Iím doing so in the dark, now, because I wanted a sunrise. Could it get worse? Why, yes! Tuskegee is a small-ish town, but the roads wrap around one another like a noose. Itís also a bit of a bumpy ride, and while I didnít get lost, my orientation was definitely rattled by the shock of everything happening at once.
It was sheer luck that put me on Lake Tuskegee that morning. The sun was coming up, and I was out of time. So I did what I came to do: I shot something and I hoped it worked. It was the only image of a morning filled with hard lessons, rough roads and a single picture of a place Iíve never been.
So maybe it wasnít such a waste, after all.Like what you see? Here's a little more! Website: The Crooked Frame