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Layer cake of color

By on April 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments

The old Highland Schoolhouse by photographer Robert Spradlin

By Robert Spradlin

It was late spring when I got the alert that there might be a visible aurora borealis, so I packed up my gear and headed to my favorite spot on the plateau, the old Highland Schoolhouse.

Sometimes photography is a bit like a Rolling Stones song: You don’t always get the shot you want, but…

I saw this gorgeous layer cake of color, the new wheat bearing witness to the night shooing the day away, and immediately began scrambling for a  composition.

All my gear was ready to go and it didn’t take long to get the image. This light, these colors, were gone three minutes later.

I stayed there till the wee hours and never did see that aurora. I didn’t mind a bit. Being out there doing what I love was more than enough.

I am a Wenatchee based portrait photographer, specializing in pet photography. Senior and family portraits and professional headshots are also available.

If you’re interested in seeing more of my work, visit robspradlinphotography.com, and be sure to swing by Radar Station Gallery at 115 S. Wenatchee Ave. to catch a few of my fine art prints.

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