Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho

The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is unexpected. I think “unexpected” and photography go hand-in-hand.
I had hoped for a beautiful, sunny day a couple of weeks ago. Just perfect for taking pictures of the fall vista, across the Arkansas River valley from the top of Petit Jean Mountain State Park.  The fog that settled in was, unexpected. And not moving.
But it also made for a beautiful backdrop, muting the normally bright fall colors and causing me to focus on the shapes and textures close at hand. A reminder to expect, and accept, the unexpected.
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7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

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  2. I love this: “I think “unexpected” and photography go hand-in-hand.” I was thinking that as I was walking and taking pictures. It is the unexpected that begs to be photographed. I had a hard time deciding which of my photos from my walk that day. The camera makes me expect the unexpected.

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