A Fresh Start

Well, it has been a very interesting week for me!  I have worked in research at the same company for 20 years.  This week I was told my position has been eliminated, thank you for your service.  I feel lighter, with new possibilities to explore.  I spent the next few days out and about around Massachusetts with the camera and it was so peaceful.

The day before I was let go, we had a snow storm and I got out early while the snow was fresh and no-one around.  I had visited this spot near our house last year but the snow was a mess.  This time it was better and the sun came out and a flock of birds flew overhead just as I was shooting.

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At sunset I had a perilous time on the snow banks of the golf course.  Not exactly Patagonia, but it was getting quite fierce.  The sky was turning red and I needed to get to the top of the hill.  I was wearing my snow shoes for the third time and I tried to move quickly.  I was close to the top when my snow shoe came off.  Then the wind got very strong causing swirling snow to surround me.  I tried to manage without the snowshoe but my leg kept getting trapped in the deep snow.  The sky was getting redder and I couldn’t get the shoe on  so I planted the tripod, composed (the shot, not myself) and clicked.  This was the shot.  Not perfect, I didn’t need a long exposure, but it was still nice to look at.

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Life doesn’t always go the way you plan, and sometimes the  shoes come off, but even if you don’t reach the summit good things can happen.


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