Yesterday morning I went out to a lake and bird sanctuary just north of King City with the purpose of trying to shoot some birds to add to my collection. I had everything set up, had the big lens on the camera, drove out of town and got to the trail. It was pretty early in the morning, around 8am, the trail was absolutely drenched and muddy, but I really wanted to see some birds so I pressed forward. I got to the area where the birds usually are and low and behold there isn’t a single one around! I waited for a good hour or so, quietly and patiently to see if any would come, but all that came by were a couple joggers. Crap! I thought, what a waste of a morning. As I started to walk back I looked down and seen the picture above. It had this great golden light coming through the leaves so I knelt down and captured it. All in all, it was still a good day and was able to capture a couple pictures, and I learnt one of the most valuable lessons in photography: you have to roll with the punches.