This image is from a ridgetop on Highway 209. It’s a long connecting road between Hot Springs, NC and Waynesville, NC. We had just passed through the town of Luck.
And I got lucky.
Believe it or not, I shot this image from the windshield of my car (no, haha, I wasn’t driving). We were headed around a hairpin curve and it was a horrible place to stop because anyone coming around the bend wouldn’t have time to press on their brakes and avoid hitting us.
So, hurriedly, I captured this image as my husband slowed the car down, but couldn’t stop.
Maybe another photographer would have found a place to park and walked back up to this view.
Okay, so I did that. And I didn’t like the images. I liked the one from my car, taken on a whim. But, the tinted windows acted like a filter on my camera lens and I really liked the effect.
I need to investigate those filters more. Seriously.
I wonder what sorts of lessons you can learn taking a photograph from a moving car with an unexpected result?
Don’t plan your photos so carefully?
Welcome accidental shots?
Or does that mean you are getting better at identifying a good shot subconsciously, and only afterward you realize it’s actually a good photo?
I have no idea. I just know I like it.