It has been a while since I got out and flexed the landscape part of my brain. July in Missouri turned out to be the hottest on record. With many days reaching temps over 100 and the equivalent humidity of being wrapped in a wet down blanket, the desire to get out and shoot just wasn't there. The air quality was horrendous, slathering any possible scene with a thick layer of haze.
Since August began, the temps have dropped, offering a sneak peak to the very near Autumn season. Having a free evening, I decided to pop on over to Busch Wildlife once again and hopefully catch some great atmosphere. Sporadic storms have been pushing through, creating a tumultuous atmosphere for perfect shooting conditions.
I returned to Lake 27 and found myself shooting in the exact same spot I had a few months ago. I never posted that earlier photo because the more I looked at it, the less I enjoyed it. Fortunately, this trip's image has been keeping up with my scrutiny and I would say has made the cut. I rarely return to places in hopes of getting a stronger image, although this trip has me wanting to do so.
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