Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And then there were 2

Remember this shot from a few weeks ago?


A sad thing happened over the weekend.
One tree mysteriously disappeared! It was there last Friday, but yesterday (Monday) it was gone. Vanished! I could not believe my eyes! "Where did it go to?" I asked myself. I looked around but I couldn't find it. It's not even lying around on the ground any more. So my conclusion is that it didn't fall over – which I thought was what happened at first – but instead it was chopped for firewood, I presume. This just shows you that you always need to be on the lookout for photo opportunities. Because before you know it, they are gone.

And then there were 2.

If you look at the scene now I believe it lost a lot of its character and flair. I guess it is not going to take long before the rancher decides to take the two remaining trees to their last resting place as well. That would mean one less photo opportunity for me on my way to work.

Ps. Do you see now why I was so happy with that fog? I just don't think this background does this subject any good.


  1. Glad you got the shot before you found it like this.

    These are the sorts of situations that I try to remind myself of when I am tempted to drive past a scene and get it another day. Sometimes I turn the car around and get nothing interesting, other times I do. If I don't turn the car around I am certain to get nothing. Coming back later is not always an option. I recently went back into the Fraser Valley to shoot a barn I had seen last year and made a note of. It is no longer there.

  2. That is very true Michael!
    Never be in doubt when you see a scene you like.
    My wife HATES me for that! Because our road trips are often going too slow for her to enjoy :)