While I love beautiful scenic shots, my favorite type of shooting is candid portraits.  A lot of people become self-conscious when a lens is pointed in their direction, or they ask if they need to get out of your shot.  This makes these moments difficult to capture.. but all the more rewarding.

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This shot was taken during a recent trip to Oneonta Gorge.  We had just waded through waist-deep (cold!) water, and Natasha was huddled up against a wall while we crazy photographers chased after a waterfall.  Glancing back, I noticed the cairns (another photographer was already zooming in for some close-ups) and Natasha taking in the view of the beautiful gorge.  I loved the character of this image, so I snatched it quickly before she could move “out of my shot.”

Moment: acquired 🙂

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