What started / appeared to be an autumn photography disaster turned out to be not so much.
When photographers are out in the wild taking pictures, they will periodically encounter other photographers. For the most part, they are courteous to each other. They will hang back until the picture is taken or say or ask something verbally.
While taking autumn pictures on the Blue Ridge Parkway of a sunrise at Price Lake I ran across somebody who was as rude as they come.
With my tripod already set up, and the camera ready to go, a photographer pushed by me, almost knocking the camera over, and proceeded to insert himself into the shot. At the time I thought he was as rude as they come. I took the picture anyway, with him in it thinking at the time I could remove him with some editing.
Here is the picture:
Autumn at Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina
As it turned out, I like the picture. I took other pictures of the sunrise without him in it, and if I had desired could have removed home from this one. But I think the extra element in the picture added something to it.
The moral? What you sometimes think will be a bad thing turns out not to be. I guess this is true of life in general.
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