Frustrations and Happy Accidents

March 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Every now and then I find myself alone in places I love to explore.  Recently, that place was Charleston. 

 

I had an evening mostly to myself, after dinner with some friends, and knew I wanted to explore a great spot I had mapped out for what I hoped would be a great view of an historic landmark.  The camera gear was ready.  The tripod was stowed in the trunk.  I even had on multiple layers to combat the cold and the inevitable windy conditions.

 

Alas, no access after dark.  Which really frustrates me, but gives me a good reason to get there earlier next time.

 

So, I did what I usually do - I improvised.  And found another location.  Which, in a city with a harbor mingling with the confluence of two rivers, makes successful photographic improvisation somewhat of a challenge.

 

There are, from what I can gather, two excellent vantage points to capture the shot I want to get.  So, I settled.  But, I got a nice surprise when I turned around and looked the other direction.  I like happy accidents like that one and I've learned enough over the years that sometimes when the shot you want and can't make is so very close but just not there that it behooves you to simply look around for a different perspective or background or, at times, subject.

 

And, I am quite pleased with the second subject.

 

I have plans to make a series and one of the shots I've dreamed of since I first saw the design was a little different from any others I've seen to date.  So, without further ado . . .

Ravenel Bridge I

Ravenel Bridge IRavenel Bridge I

 

The Happy Accident

 

 

And then there's this one:

 

Ravenel Bridge II

 

Ravenel Bridge IIRavenel Bridge II


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