I cannot tell you how many times I have been trying to taking one photograph and suddenly another opportunity comes along. This photograph is a good example of what might happen.

We were in Panama City last fall and ! was checking out the Old Sentry Tree (which has been in a previous blog. By checking out, I mean walking around it in one direction to see what views I like …and then turning around walking around it in the opposition direction. It’s amazing how the views change when you do this.

Anyway, as I said, I was checking out this one tree when suddenly, or should I say, very slowly, this man saunters under the tree in my view (which I did not want) and proceeds to sit down on a park bench and takes off his cap. “Darn,” I thought, “how long is he going to sit there?”

Then as I moved around the tree a bit more this great view suddenly showed up.  There he was in the shade of this tree, hat off, and just resting. I moved a bit more to one side and captured this view of two huge branches reaching way out and providing him with some protection from the sun.

I took two or three different photos. Then he gets up, puts on his cap, and slowly walks away.  I don’t think he even noticed me. I continued to take several more photos of the tree, minus the man. My mission was complete.


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