This photo was taken on Wednesday March 14 at 6:47 PM
The location was on a rural road near Front Royal, Virginia:
The "Take It!" is easy to explain. I was in a hurry to get home and had a drive ahead of me of over an hour. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was in that place where it is
bright in the sky but is starting to cast long shadows at ground level. I went by this setting and found myself stopping and turning around to come back and do what I could to capture the
many textures of sun brilliance matched with cloud shadows along with that touch of green offered by the small tree. So many contrasts, especially with some of them reflected in the pond.
The fence seemed to also play an important role in this photo which I enjoy looking at almost as much as I did when standing there.
The After Take: So often I have to talk myself into slowing down and allowing visual treasures to take their place in my mind. Sometimes they are so fleeting that I wonder if I
actually was a witness. I am ever so fortunate to have a camera with me at almost all times to sometimes give me the luxury of a return visit to see some things once again - and often see
something additional that I did not see before.
To be able to share these sights is a treasure.
Thanks for taking a moment to join me in this roadside moment.