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.
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.
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.