Sometimes you have a plan and a shot in mind that goes well, sometimes a great picture materializes right in front of you. On this day it was the latter.
I never want to be the guy to say "I wish I had my camera", so I try and stay prepared. I was driving to work and fog was hovering over the river as it often does on crisp fall mornings.
Once I reached a patch of fog that was lifting I made my way down to the Willamette River to see what I could capture. It was a beautiful morning, and the sun was beaming through the trees on the other side of the river. I was furiously taking shots of the trees, dock, and river while the light got better and better.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw this boat on the horizon, and was thrilled to see fishermen rowing and trolling along in the light. It was like something from a painting. I got two of my favorite shots from this scene. The first was shot looking head on at the boat with its oars extended and dripping on the water surface. The second was this shot from the side.
I'd like to say that I created this shot, and in a way I did by having my gear and being observant of my surroundings. I envisioned the river, light, and trees, but I never could have planned this shot of the boat. I guess luck truly does favor the prepared. I'm just glad I had my camera.