Waiting For the Light

There is nothing quite like Montana in the Spring time. You know why? Because it’s still snowing in the Spring time. Yep just two days ago we had a great snow storm come through and put a few more inches on the ground. It was a heck of a storm too, nice and windy. Well that didn’t stop me from getting out Saturday to go for basically a drive. Maybe it’s just me but there is something relaxing about just going for a drive with a camera in hand, not really expecting anything just out looking. Well on my way back home at about 90 minutes to sunset, on the East side of the Bridger’s I found this great little church.

This particular church was established in 1914 and for being almost 100 years old it looks pretty good. When I first say it, sitting on top of a little hill, the front was gleaming in this great light. I pulled over and I swear as soon I stepped out of my truck with the camera, the sun went behind a cloud and the light went flat. Oh great, it’s time for black and whites I guess. That is one of the great things about churches, they can be photographed in almost any condition and look good. Now the black and white turned out okay but it wasn’t what I saw. So I waited.

After about 15 minutes of shooting and waiting the sun came back out but by now the clouds had shifted and weren’t what I originally wanted. But hey there were clouds in the background that had character so I’m not complaining. This is what I originally saw driving up and it’s what I pulled over for. Often times the best photos require a little patience. Even if that means hanging out in a really chilly breeze.

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, AF-S 24-70 F/2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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