I parked beside the driveway that led up the hill to the sheriff's station, grabbed my camera, and locked the car. I took a few shots of the trees, including this pine. Then I walked north, hoping to get shots of the cattle on the hill by the freeway exit and that gorgeous sky. Just as I was ready to take that first shot, the camera battery informed me it was dead.
What's worse is that I had thought about taking the spare camera with me, but I hadn't charged it lately and thought it would be wasted effort. I so wanted that sky full of clouds. I could have gone to the top of a hill on the way home after my errands in town were finished and waited for sunset. Instead I had to race the clock home to get there before the sun went down. Unfortunately, by the time I got home, both the sun and most of the clouds had already disappeared behind the hills, and all I got was this rather disappointing sunset. You can just see the tail ends of the clouds near the retreating sun.
Has this ever happened to you?
I was hoping to get photos that look more like the ones in these sky posters I created on Zazzle while on other photo walks that were more successful.
Poster: Oak after Sunset PosterPoster: Tree against cloudy blue sky. PosterPoster: Billowing clouds at sunset PosterCanvas:Treetops in the Clouds Canvas PrintLarge Inspirational Poster of Clouds at DuskPoster: Trees Reaching Toward Heaven PosterPoster: Tree tops tangled against cloudy blue sky PosterLarge Poster of Spectacular Dark SunsetPoster of Cloudy Sky over Open LandPoster-Sunset Over the Oaks in Paso Robles Poster