Tuscan Mist

Sometimes an image only lasts for a second.  That was the case with this shot.  I was shooting a different shot about 90 degrees off of this shot when I looked right and saw the sun hitting the vineyard in the foreground.  I quickly swiveled the camera and began shooting this image.  

Usually, I will shoot dozens or even hundreds of images of a given shot.  That’s one of the beauties of digital: no film cost, so you don’t really have to be too judicious.  But in this case things just moved very quickly.  I think I took less than 10 shots.  When I got back and looked at the images, only three images had the sun hitting the vineyards, 45 seconds apart.  Who knew landscape photography could be like sports photography?