There's a Chinese proverb that it's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. It's one of my favorites. As a photographer I curse a lot -- usually because what I had hoped to be a great shot possibility fizzled. A "Black Friday weekend" trip to Seattle and Portland pretty much handed me a bunch of lemons in terms of photo opportunities. A lot of heavy rain and localized flooding.
So, what do you do when you're handed a bunch of lemons? Make lemonade, if you can!
North Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
Fujifilm X-E1 and 50-200mm lens.
It was a challenge to keep the camera and lens dry enough to record an image successfully. Only a few attempts were worth it. This was one of them.
On my way back to Seattle the weather cleared and I headed for Tumwater Falls, a privately owned park with a waterfall. Too late. Gates closed. But as I drove away I saw golden light on the Washington State Capitol in Olympia. Eureka!
Washington State Capitol, Olympia, WA
Fujifilm X-E1 and 50-200mm lens
Neither of these above images were the photographs I thought I would be shooting that day. In life, as well as photography, you will be handed lemons. Are you going to complain of thirst or make lemonade?