Weekly Photo Challenge 2016 | Week #15: ‘Wide Shot’

2016 Weekly Photo Challenge: "15. Wide Shot" | Reghan Skerry

In my defence, when I put the list of prompts together, I genuinely believed that, by the middle of April, it would start feeling like Spring around here.

This is a prompt that pretty much required me to go outside. Which is fine (I don’t really want to stay indoors for all of these projects), but a predicted week of rain meant that I only really had one day to get out. The good thing is, I was organized enough to actually take advantage of that one day. The bad thing is, everything’s still just shades of brown and grey and there’s no visual interest in anything yet.

And then, on the way home—hoping that I’d be able to salvage one of the pictures I’d taken, and wishing that I’d brought gloves that covered, you know, my fingers—I decided to take a little detour off the path. And discovered this place.

And then the sun broke through the clouds just enough to add some colour to the moss and some definition to the trees, and… yeah.

I would have liked to get a wider shot, get more of the dead tree in the foreground, but if I took another step back I would have wound up in the lake (after a very unpleasant fall down a very steep hill). But I love what I did get, and I can’t wait go back once there are some leaves on the trees.