Monday, August 30, 2010

Making the best of the situation

Early this summer I planned to shoot a new set of Meeker Ranch photos as scouting/inspiration for the upcoming Black Hills Photo Shootout.

Unfortunately after hiking in to the ranch, I discovered that a long winter, wet spring, and heavy summer rains made it impossible to get near the buildings without wading through a wide marshy area that was around a foot deep. Unprepared for the conditions, I instead made the best of it.

First I shot across the water, which was okay, but not great...

Then I realized that the moss growing in a fallen log was much more interesting at the time than trying too hard for something of the buildings. Switching to a macro lens let me find something fun to shoot and forget that the hike had not resulted in what I expected.

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