setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f5.6 | ISO100 | 1/125 | lightroom 4.2
today i captured the best photograph so far. on my way to work with the mountain bike i drove along a track that leads to a small t-crossroad in the middle of nowhere. heavy fog narrowed the sight distance to not more than 30 metres. the air was cold, humid and fresh and dew lay on meadows and fields.
just when i headed for the crossroad the fog tore partly open and let a few sun beams pass through the grey curtain. this circumstance made for a three-dimensional stagger of the background and additionally the foreground was gleaming what was due to the illuminated dew. so only fore- and background would have been a great scenery for a dramatic photo but, believe it or not, things got even better: suddenly a throng of round about fifty chattering geese appeared with a farmer in tow. the farmer seemed to herd them onto a new meadow. the whole scenery was completely surreal and i really thought that i'm in the wrong film.
today i captured the best photograph so far, but i captured it only in my mind. i arrived a few seconds too late, so that the animals and the farmer had already passed the perfect spot for a great, candid picture. only a few minutes later all the magic was over and the sun prevailed, at least temporarily. fortunately i decided to stop my bike in the forest some minutes after i'd met the farmer and, anyhow, i took an also nice, if not necessarily extraordinary image.