I was there because I am beginning to think about the Eight and 322 concept a little more deeply. Even though the crossroads in Franklin is my central point, Route 322 goes through some old stomping grounds for me. I thought, I'll take just little drives out that way to see how things have changed. For instance, this area, known as Fireman's Beach, has really changed since I once frequented it looking for feature photos. When I was a staffer at The Meadville Tribune I'd end up here a couple times a month. Since those day they have invested a pretty penny to up-grade the whole area.
So as I looked around, a really neat photo possibility happened just behind me, I missed it with my camera. This and another duck landed in the water about 15 feet away. I really wished I saw them coming because that would've been my picture with boat docks and a fisherman in the background.
Getting this image was a nice second chance, but really wished I was prepared for the other photo.