So, that evening I went back to the park to shoot this picture. I set up the camera on a tripod and during the long exposure I would pop a flash off camera to the right to highlight the tree. While I was doing this there were some men in the alley to the right of the frame doing whatever it is grown men do in the alley in the dark of the night. I didn’t notice them until one of them started yelling at me asking me if I was a cop. I began to quickly pack up and head out of the park as he followed me. Not wanting to confront him in a dark park, I walked faster and faster until I got around the block and he had stopped following me.
Just as I made my way down my street and across the alley by my house, I slipped on the ice and shattered the lens on my camera. Not all was a loss though. I got a beautiful photo out of it.