Light is fleeting.

Here one second, gone the next. That is a quick summary of today's photo shoot. My wife and I drove out in the country to get a few pictures of some kits (baby red fox). The entire morning prior to our departure I kept telling my wife how perfect the light was for pictures. It was somewhat hazy, creating a giant filter in the sky. There weren't harsh shadows; it was just a perfect balance of light. Side note: For the most part, the lighting conditions are numero uno when I decide to make some images. If it's too sunny, the images will turn out very contrasty and harsh. I hate that and it can ruin a perfectly composed image. 

Anyhow...it was around 12:30 in the afternoon, we were making our way to the fox den. During the drive I kept drooling over the light conditions. Megan became slightly irritated with my obsession with the light and proceeded to drown out my comments by turning the music up. Looking back on it, I understand that it was probably like being trapped in a room with a monkey that just drank a pot of coffee. We arrive at the fox den around 1PM. As we cautiously approached, we noticed a kit laying in the sun. It was perfect. I rolled down the window and Megan handed me my camera. 

As soon as I had the camera steadied, the kit jumped up! Perfect timing, again! I focused the lens and shot off about 6 pictures while the little fella moved around chasing flies and then stopped to stare right into my lens.

This was the point in which my luck ran out. Immediately after the kit looked into the lens, the sun blasted out from a cloud. The intense light made looking at the sand near the den almost impossible without sunglasses. 

Out of the 6 images I took, 1 image turned out (shown in this post). Just like life, light is always in a state of flux. While it may seem like I'm complaining, it's actually made me realize that it's the uncertainty that makes it challenging and fun. Without it, it wouldn't be special or memorable.

Thanks for reading! Have a good evening all.

- Travis.