Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

Being in the right place at the right time (with the right lighting, right equipment, etc, etc) is a set of circumstances that doesn’t always come along.  This week’s photo challenge was about “opportunity” and although I have a picture from this week, the best examples I have for this challenge are actually from two weeks ago.  (Please don’t tell!)  The first two photos are from Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  My husband Bobby and I went on a drive through the park and on one of our last stops before heading home we saw a six point buck nibbling his way across a field.  We were easily within 10 feet of him and I was able to take some pictures before he headed back toward the tree line.  It was definitely right place, time, etc!

The next picture was also taken that day at one of the cabins located within Cades Cove.  (If you’re not familiar with Cades Cove, it is a valley in the mountains with abundant wildlife, preserved homesteads and buildings from the original settlers, and beautiful landscapes.  It’s listed in the national registry of historic places – check it out if you’re in the area!)  The first cabin on the “loop” drive has a sign about someone named Bob writing their name inside the historic cabin.  It was really amusing to me to see my husband (Bob) standing next to the sign.  Well – you’ll understand!  🙂

Bob was here - I have proof!


The last picture is the only one in this post that was actually taken during this challenge week.  It’s from an abandoned building in this area and it was the perfect combination of lighting and season.  In another week or so the remaining leaves will have fallen or turned brown for the year, so it was great luck that I happened by at sunset and captured some nice photos.

Hope you’ve enjoyed!



6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity”

    1. I bet that creates some wonderful photo opportunities! There are deer in the field near my house (and skunks, raccoons, coyotes, an owl past the tree line), but they don’t usually end up in my yard. I’d probably spend a great deal of the day out there with them if they did, so it’s probably best this way! 🙂

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