Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – “Reflections”
March 26, 2013 by heather
This week’s schedule didn’t allow for much outdoor time, but it was fun to take a walk down memory lane for this photo challenge!
Years ago, I spent a summer working in Yellowstone National Park. One of my first evenings in the park, I grabbed my camera and drove around aimlessly. I stopped at the spot shown above, where there were probably fifty photographers with the longest zoom lenses I’ve ever seen – waiting patiently to get the perfect photo. I hopped out, took one shot, and drove off. It felt like fate, ending up there when I did. It was the most contrasting sunset I’ve ever seen, and I knew one shot would be enough to capture that perfect moment. I wasn’t using a digital camera then, so this is a scanned photo.
I lived about 3 hours from Glacier National Park (above) for many years. There was so much to explore in my own backyard that I (…and I sheepishly admit this) made it to Glacier only once. Though not related to the photo – if you’re planning a visit, I highly recommend a stop just outside the NW park border at the Polebridge Mercantile, where you’ll be greeted by some of the best pastries you’ll ever eat.
I couldn’t resist including the urban jungle shown here, better known as Las Vegas. A reflection on the side of this building captured a unique view of surrounding buildings.
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” -Alice Walker