When I went out yesterday evening, I set out to capture the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. It was an absolutely beautiful scene, there were people out hiking up the trail to enjoy the perfect weather and landscape. Due to unforeseeable events, I was later to get out than I usually am, but I was able to set up and take some decent photographs, and I will be returning later in the week to get a better angle. After I took many pictures of the scene and the color was gone, I looked around and this is what I saw.
Absolutely perfect portrait conditions! As soon as I recognized it, I put away my wide landscape lens and took out my slightly less wide, 50mm f/1.8 lens. I LOVE this lens! It take sharp and provides beautiful bokeh. As I was taking pictures of my son and wife, I saw other photographers leaving the park and I thought, 'what a loss!'. They could have been taking portraits with the best light I have ever seen! I am sure that some of them were only there for some landscape and were not concerned with taking portraits at all. But, others were there for portraits and were leaving too soon, in my opinion. Anyway, remember to go with the flow and recognize perfection when you see it!
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