HAVING A PLAN A, B AND C
Back in September, I planned a Lensbaby-focused workshop that included a field session in Sarah P. Duke Gardens (one of my favorites). As the day got closer, the weather forecast kept getting worse – rain, rain and more rain. Not deterred … I had a few suggestions for other options. A few days before “the day,” I explored the options, including the Farmer’s Market in Raleigh and a huge antique and collectibles mall in Burlington, which was awesome. While at Granddaddy’s Antique Mall, I noticed a rack card with other antique stores. I asked which one they would recommend I visit first, and I followed their advice. The visit was productive and another good option if we finished with the first location early.
In this case, I had a Plan A and a Plan B, but didn’t expect to make use of the Plan C (Gibsonville Antiques).
As it turned out, when we got to Granddaddy’s, they had lost a leg of their power and could not open and had no idea when the power would be back on. That’s when Plan C came into play, and it was perfect. It was indoors, out of the wind and rain; it had super cool old stuff to photograph (and buy), and we were welcomed by the owners (permission granted on my scouting trip). Not only that, but the owner of the store called and thanked me for bringing the group and welcomed us back anytime.
With everyone in the group having a willow perspective, we all overcome the weather and power challenges that we were not in charge of. We also came out with amazing images to show for it. Had we been able to go to the gardens, it would have been beautiful; but being able to shift perspectives served us well. (If you’re interested in Lensbaby, you can save 10% with my code, WDAVIDSON)