A Moment of Calm in the Shades of Death
As I wonder the woods a long the Shades of Death trail in Hickory Run state park I notice a beautiful rattle snake basking in the speckled sunlight.
I lay down with my camera in hand and begin shooting with only a few feet of space and my lens between us. After a few moments her eyelids raise and she looks at me. It is not a look of fear or aggression. She does not rattle she does not even move. As we lay in the sun looking at one another we seem to find an understanding. There is no harm meant by either party. We are both here soaking up the light and celebrating a moment of peace in the forest.