An aimless pursuit of beauty.
What do you do when a day of scouting for photography locations doesn’t yield anything? That happened recently on a trip to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We spent the afternoon hiking the Cliff and other trails to check out overlooks and waterfalls. My plan was to find the best ones and spend the next few mornings photographing them.
Nine miles of hiking didn’t yield much. The overlooks weren’t what I expected and the recent lack of rain had the waterfalls running at a trickle. With nothing to plan for, I did something I hadn’t done in a long time. At 5:30am I started driving around to find a photograph, somewhere. It didn’t take long to realize why I don’t do this anymore. Not knowing where to go or what you are looking for can be quite frustrating. Here I am in the beautiful Delaware Water Gap and nothing beautiful is making itself known.
Then I saw the mist. It was coming from a small lake. Then I saw the kayak. Some guy was enjoying the morning fishing and could not have been more cooperative if I had radio communication and told him where to go and how to pose.