I spent almost the whole day at Bosque today. I continue to sort out where I should be at different times of the day. Sometimes I feel like there’s one “best answer” for where to be at any point in time. But of course, there are a lot of “best answers”.
A lot of people are visiting Bosque right now, and I see a lot of photographers crowding together for the same view. I was apparently late getting into place before dawn this morning, and had to squeeze in among a few dozen other photographers at one spot to see what there was to see. After a few minutes, I recognized that there were better photos to be made elsewhere, and I moved on to have a great morning at the crane pools. Almost no clouds today, and morning temperatures in the high teens.
At the end of the day, I was reminded once again that there are a lot of options for photos here. There weren’t many clouds, but I was hoping for a little bit of color in the sky at sunset. I was waiting at one of the crane pools when I heard a voice behind me say, “Brian, you’re facing the wrong way”. I turned around to see Artie Morris and the rising full moon.
The cranes were flying in, and it was just a matter of time before one flew in front of the moon. I said to myself, “okay, Artie, you’ve convinced me”, and I turned my camera around and decided to go for that shot instead.
Artie is a great teacher; you can learn a lot by just hanging out with him.