338/365: High Contrast Winter Steps
I was driving around tonight, looking for a nice, night time winter photo, when I saw this set of steps next to a huge birch tree. There was this halogen light beaming down from above and the whole scene struck me as lonely and surreal somehow- this big, glowing tree drooping over some old, concrete steps covered in snow. It was real life, but in black and white. I pull over the vehicle, grab my gear and hop out. With a scene like this, I could definitely spend a little time snapping photos and exploring angles just to see what comes out of it. Click! Click!…. … I press the shutter button… and nothing. I take the camera away from my face and realize the battery is dead. Gr! Such a rookie mistake. Anyway, happens to everyone, and it will again I’m sure. … well, not when I’m being paid to take a photo, I’m pretty diligent when it comes to being ready for a shoot… like, to the point of obsession. Everything gets triple checked, and then checked again.
But that’s life, and here’s all I got from tonight’s hunt. And no tree.