I tried the last two times I’ve gone to the lake to get a photo of these birds, and as soon as I get my camera out they fly away, but I got them this time. The lake looked beautiful last night and I can see why a lot of photographers move into videography. I took a short video of the soft, glasslike current of the lake with the sunset reflecting off of it. It was soothing and a reminder of how just being out there, even if I’ve already taken that photo before, is worth it. It’s not about taking a “pretty” photo. It never was, nor should it be.