In preparation for the fall this year (and hoping for great colors) I’m going through previous years’ fall images. This one was made four years ago in Death Valley and is a special image for me. Special, because it reminds me that I have to be careful.
We were driving through Death Valley well before dawn. I noticed that colors will be great in a few moments, so jumped out of the car to set up the shot. The ideal location was just a few meters from the road. While setting up the tripod something hit my leg on the back just above my boots. It was not a strong hit, but quite noticeable. I didn’t see anything (a snake for example) in the dim pre-dawn light. So went back to the car to check the damage. I saw two little scars on my jeans, but nothing on my skin. I was lucky.
All in all, I learned the lesson and also got a lovely toned image.