Sometimes, grabbing a photo you love can be done right near home, and with less than ideal light. That was the case this weekend when we decided to take an impromptu hike at Ricketts Glen State Park here in Northeastern, Pennsylvania. The light was harsh and bright, as one might expect on a July afternoon, but that didn’t stop Emalee and I from pulling out our cameras frequently. Perfect lighting situations present themselves everywhere, if you know how to look. Shaded areas can be found everywhere, and can ofter a unique venue for creating photos. Or you could get lucky as I did in the photo below, and have a lone cloud roll in and diffuse the sun for a few minutes.

Forest Freeway