I stopped on the way home 5 years ago to shoot this photo. It had been a particularly bad day and I was feeling pretty down when I came up on this scene.
Behind the camera is a cross road with a fair amount of traffic and to get the photo I had to park on the side of the road. I put on my emergency flashers and got out with my camera.
I walked out onto the road way, framed the image and exposed multiple images rapidly. As I turned to walk back to the car a police car was sitting behind me with his window down. My immediate thought was the officer was about to lecture me or even write me a citation.
Instead, he said, “That’s a beautiful sight, I hope your pictures turn out. Have a nice evening.” He then smiled, nodded his head and drove off.
And I did have a good evening.