Getting the Shot

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I heard that when the movie “The Bridges of Madison County” came out, lots of photographers went to see the film in which Clint Eastwood plays the role of a National Geographic photographer.

There’s a scene where he’s driving to a shoot location and the sun is rising in great glory in the background.

At that moment, a gaggle of professional photographers started shouting, “Too late! Too late!”

Nature photography is all about light. It usually means arriving in the dark to get set up before the first rays show up.

This shot represents a fair bit of what nature photography is all about. Arrive at dusk, make sure you’re warm enough, get in place and then wait to see what the light reveals.

 
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