One day I was driving down a road in Colorado and saw a bunch of heavy wrecking equipment tearing down a Mall, "The Westminister Mall to be exact" I noticed that they had left the entrance gate still standing, perhaps as a reminder to people of what once was. I was very intrigued and drove in to the empty parking lot trying to avoid all the wreckage and not get a flat tire in the process. I stared at this structure and thought this was the last time anyone would ever see it again as all the demolition crew was gone and by the next day so would be this structure. I took out my camera and took about a dozen or so pictures of it.
Afterwards I took the best image and using Photoshop turned the background to gray and left the colors of the entrance it's original colors. I had a poster made of it. Several weeks later I returned to the scene which was almost completely removed of rubble, except for a trailer that was there with a few people standing outside of it in suits. For some reason I left the poster in the backseat of my car. I walked up to them and asked what their plans were for in the future. One man said for now nothing. I told him about the picture I took and had made in to a poster and he asked to see it. I showed it to him and he got tears in his eyes. He told me he was the CFO of some company "I imaged he was from the Mall, I didn't ask" and that he wanted it as a reminder and he offered me a thousand dollars for it as long as I didn't make anymore copies and he would have the only one. The original poster had a title I put on the bottom that said "Once upon a Time".
One day while taking a radom drive I found this lake called "Lake Loveland". I wondered to myself hard hard it would be to get a picture of the sun reflecting off of it without it glarring in the photo. I sat in a parking lot and waited for three hours for the sun to glisten off the lake and for all the speedboats to clear and finally took the shot.
I went back to the lake again about three weeks or so later only to find they were draining it because of damn to the far right that was leaking. It was pretty much a mud hole. I don't know if they ever fixed it and refilled. But non the less I got the shot and only took three photos to get it.