I love this photo.
I took it years ago, when our community was mostly undeveloped land. At the time there were a mere 10 families living in Villas and Townhomes, and we were among the first to move in to the community. Back then, the kids and I would take walks every morning, and sometimes again in the afternoon/evenings, enjoying the empty fields.
The fields have been turned into townhouses, houses and an apartment complex. The apartments are what block any similar photos from ever being taken again. Too much has changed. It does make me sad that the area has been urbanized, the empty fields vanished. But in fairness, the townhouse we live in was also once farmland. The herd of deer that once wandered the area has long since moved on.
We were returning from our walk when I snapped this photo, and the kids were still young enough to feel excited about being outside after dark. Looking at this shot, I remember how Dave herded the children toward the townhouse so I could play with my camera. I loved how the moon looked that night, and the fading of the sunset into nightfall. I don’t normally like silhouettes, but the trees add an interesting element to this photo.
This print is available for purchase in two sizes at my Etsy store