Fateful Trip To “The Grove”
I often photograph at a nature preserve in Glenview, Illinois, called "The
Grove." While testing a newly acquired Voigtländer Bessa-R with a
50mm Nokton lens, I came upon this scene and quickly moved into position. This
was the only frame with this composition as the rooster was slowly walking across
Whenever I acquire these one-chance images it makes me think about a factor that governs all of our lives--fate. By saying "hi" to a neighbor, encountering an extra stoplight, or following a different path in the preserve, this photo would never have happened.
--Le Roy Meyers
Arlington Heights, IL
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