Rabbitbrush, Mono County, California
It couldn't be further from the truth that photographers working with natural light are likely to sit and wait a long time, in imagined anticipation of good light on a particular subject. Almost invariably, the only way one knows that one is on the track of a worthy moment is to see it happening and to try to catch it before it leaves. Often, however, the wind will cause a long wait or the clouds may alter the light and require an occasion for indeterminate patience in hopes of a recurrence of the initial conditions. This race with the setting sun began when I discovered the subject with only about five to seven minutes before complete loss of light on the foreground, let alone the background. This is the third of five exposures, all done as quickly as I could manage, and all quite different in the background. The fifth is altogether without direct sun on the foreground. It was especially rewarding to do the two minute drill, as it were, and succeed, given that I was a bit rusty with the camera at the time. My schedule kept me from traveling much, thanks to having become a father and the sudden and considerable demands of success in the fine print business.