“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” – Aeschylus
As a photographer, I am always looking for that next great photo. I have traveled to many places inside and outside the United States with my camera in hand, looking trying to capture a great picture. I have had many moments where I have captured great photos, from sunrise at Fripp Island, great long-exposures at South Mountain State Park, to Mayan Ruins in Mexico. I have been very fortunate to see and capture amazing photos. While I have taken some good ones, I am still looking for more opportunities.
Last summer, the family and I went camping in Golden Valley, North Carolina. It was one of my favorite trips of the year. We hiked at Linville Falls, swam in the lake, played putt-putt, and grilled some great food. One evening I was determined to capture some good photos of the sunset over the lake at the campground. We rode over, and found a good place to sit in order to watch the sun go down. There was just one problem, the closer the time for sunset came, the more clouds settled over our area. In the end, I wasn’t able to capture any photos of the sunset, but I was able to take these great photos of the lake. The wind was so low that the water had a perfect reflection of the sky in it. While this was not what I was looking to capture, I think I was able to take some pretty good photos that evening.