Shooting the same scene

Often I get asked, "Do you ever get tired of shooting at the same locations, or same scenes?".  I always answer with a "Not at all!".

When you are shooting scenes in nature, the scene is never the same.It can be different from season to season, day to day or minute to minute.

One morning I took my workshop group to Cades Cove in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  As we were driving down Hyatt Lane, the fog was really, really thick and this one tree caught my eye.

Then a few minutes later, the fog started to burn off a bit...

Both of these are the exact same tree with varying amounts of fog.  

The next morning we returned to Cades Cove to shoot some more in the good, morning light.  We happened to drive by the same tree again...this time it was a completely different scene, with much less fog.

In this example, the first two shots were taken within minutes of one another and the last was taken within a day of the other two.  So, even though you maybe shooting the same scene, if you are dealing with nature, you can bet it's going to be different.

All of these shots were taken with a Canon 5D Mk II and Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens.