Yesterday afternoon, I did a photoshoot with a coworker and her family. She and her husband have three kids, the oldest being 6 and the youngest is less than two. It was in the afternoon and they were tired. Luckily, we did this at the Woodend Audubon Sanctuary in Chevy Chase where they could run. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and the lighting wasn't too bad either, for being midday. There were some wonderful maples with vibrant reds. They were magnificant.
The kids were very active, to say the least, and I had to use the fastest focussing lens. I was moving quite a bit, and somewhere along the way, I lost my glasses. I probably took them off and tucked them in my shirt or my bag. Unfortunately, they were copper-colored and blended in with the leaves on the ground.
I spent an hour yesterday searching, and I got some wonderful shots of the grounds. But still no glasses. So today, I left work a little early and decided to go back and look again. I figured that wearing my old glasses might help me see them better. As I walked back towards the bamboo, I scared up some deer.
I was surprised because they only ran a few feet and then proceeded to graze. I was even more surprised to notice that among them was a buck, antlers and all. There were several does and probably a fawn from this year. I was able to walk very quietly to get closer. With my 18-200mm, I was so close that I didn't even have to go to the full 200mm to fill the frame.
So, I was a little bit disappointed that I lost my glasses, but somehow it doesn't matter that much. I have some old ones I can use and better yet, I have some great deer photos. Such is the passion of a photographer.