The 12-Year Wait

Cranes in the Fire Mist

Over at TWIP (This Week In Photography) there’s a cool story about Scott Bourne’s photo “Cranes in the Fire Mist” that took 12-years to capture. It’s called Pre-visualization and Patience Can Pay Off .

Every year, for 12 years, he made a trek to Bosque del Apache in New Mexico. He thought about the composition and light in the photo that he wanted. He learned what the weather had to be for it to happen. He prepared his gear. He had a list of nine things that had to be in place, including a cold, cloudless morning with slight winds from the west or northwest. Oh yeah, the birds had to be there, too!

It’s a great photo, and now that I know the back story, it’s even more impressive.



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