After seeing the Photo 101 assignment for Day 9 — use the sun to light a shot, possibly from a creative angle — I knew an early morning run was in order. (We’re also supposed to show warmth, but that’s tough in these parts at 7 a.m. in March!)
I tried several different scenes as the sun rose along my route, but the best one got away. As I ran the last stretch toward home, I looked up and saw three geese (flying north!) partly illuminated from behind by the sun.
The moment was just that. A split second, maybe two. Too fast for me to retrieve my phone from inside my glove and capture it. That was discouraging, but it reminded me just how difficult photography is. So here are a couple of consolation shots.