A few weeks ago Cindy and I were photographing Lindsey, a local high school senior. The afternoon started off very nice, some passing clouds and nice temps. But as the day went on and the more locations we went to, the more the clouds rolled in. Unfortunately it was getting late and the light levels were dropping so fast that we had to stop shooting. While talking to Lindsey and her mother in the parking lot of our last location I noticed that the clouds were breaking up a little and there might be a interesting sun set. Within less than 5 minutes we went from a dark gray skies to some of the most beautiful oranges I had ever seen, back to dark gray.
Luckily we had all the camera equipment handy, I gave Cindy a flash to hold and grabbed Lindsey and quickly posed her for about 15 shots before we lost the light. I’m sure glad everything was handy and we were prepared, otherwise we would have missed the shot. It also helps to be lucky sometimes.