”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
I was on my way up to the top of Cypress Mountain, a popular recreation area just outside Vancouver, BC. I often check out areas well in advance, sit with the idea in my head, figure out different weather systems that would compliment that image and wait until the perfect picture arrives. Well, this is exactly what happened this day. About half way up the mountain it turned really foggy… which was very exciting for me, as I knew there was a lone tree in the field with nothing else in it’s way. I rushed to get myself in front of it, as fog comes and goes faster than anything i’ve seen. Sure enough… I got my gear out and rushed to where I knew this tree was, as I aproached it all of a sudden it’s silouhet slowly came out of the fog at me. I positioned myself so the tree was filling the frame and fired the shutter, for a split second all that existed in my world was this lone tree and the complete feeling of Solitude. Shortly, after that brief moment, the fog lifted and rolled out.
Photography has always been a mixture of countless hours of preparation, and pure lucky timing. I hope that never changes.