Tonight was one of those nights where I was just craving some alone time in the woods with my camera. I was a little unsure if I was able to get out as I had two meetings tonight AND it was supposed to rain most of the night. Well the meetings went fantastic (I work with really awesome people) and as i was heading to my car the clouds started to break apart. From past experience, this usually is the Holy Grail of photo opportunities. The sky is going to be pretty dynamic, the sun is low in the sky and the wildlife will be fairly active. Thankfully I packed all my gear in my giant backpack, so I was geared up and ready to go in just a few minutes. I spent a solid hour walking around and was rewarded with some really unexpected photos tonight. While I love the excitement of portrait photography, there is something truly amazing about unplugging from the world for a few moments to just be still in nature. Take note of the photo with the two geese that were a little pissed off at me and wouldn’t let me pass ….which completely ruined the zen moment I was having prior to that encounter. They were probably just defending the nesting geese in the bulrush. I ended up just taking one of my flashes out of my backpack and flashing them a few times…which they didn’t care for too much.