And now for something completely different...

Posted by Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 5 December 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Although the sky was overcast and threatening rain, around 4:00 pm, I decided to take Miss Abby for a walk regardless. She was getting restless and needed to release some energy, so I chose the horse trail that runs along the northern border of the Salt River Indian Reservation for our route. This way, she could run around off her leash for a while and eventually exhaust herself.

However, instead of turning left when we reached the trail, as we usually do, we turned right, which meant the trail would eventually run behind the light industrial park that starts a half-mile from my house. There is very little traffic on this end of the trail and we only rarely encounter other people or animals (FYI, we didn't come across any on this outing, but there are plenty of wild animals, including a few small herds of wild / feral horses, that live on the reservation and seem to enjoy teasing my dog when they have an opportunity.)

This scene caught my eye as we walked up to it. I stopped and stared at it for a minute or two, even test-framed a photo with my camera, but I ultimately decided against photographing it, because it just looked too ho-hum boring, even for me ... lol.

Just as we started to walk away, though, the sun suddenly poked through the clouds behind me and its reflection started to glow in the windows. Now there was a photo worth taking and I hurriedly did so, using the half-height, cinderblock wall that runs between the parking lot and the trail as a tripod.

Unfortunately, I took only one exposure before the clouds swallowed up the sun and the golden reflection in the window returned to looking like the deadly dull and boring one in the doors.

I try to carry a camera with me everywhere these days, but sometimes I get lazy and leave it home The next time I do, though, I will remind myself of this photo and force myself to loop my hand through its wrist strap and take it with me regardless, because as this photo proves, one never knows when a photo opportunity will present itself, however unlikely it might seem at the time.

P.S.: A larger, higher-resolution version of this photo can be seen here: http://www.canyonero.com/files/1480297382.jpg