Shoot It When You See It


One of the things I really enjoy about having photography as a hobby is spending time together with other photographers and taking photographic journeys. On these journeys traveling down the road the question often is "should we stop here"? On an ambitious day and the photographic sprit is strong most times it's a yes. On other days the ambition and photographic sprit yields something like "We can come back later and shoot here if we want".  In some cases familiarity with a location can breed a bit of complacency because the though is "I can shoot this any time".  Well, in the case of this image "Emerging Crop" The federal house was in a location I had driven by with my photo buds many times. Year after year we drove by because the draw to the destination of the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge always took precedence. That is until a rainy day in May When Annette and I stopped to shoot.  The resulting image is one that I'm proud of and I think it captures some of the essence of the area. I'm certainly glad we stopped. In my mind I looked forward to future opportunities to capture the spirit of this place in different moods. But alas drove by it several more times with the thought, "I can shoot this any time".  This is not to be. What once was a Federal House on the road to Bombay Hook is now a Pile of Bricks. Shoot it when you see it.


Good advice Don. I've done this so many times to myself thinking I'd return later to a specific spot that I'm now in the habit of forcing myself to be in the moment.

Thanks for signing in to the blog and the comment Byron. Being in the moment is one of the joys of photography.

I like this picture.
you are right, we can't wast chance. we always see different things at same we should catch it

Thanks for looking and the comment Gesaer! Nice to know you are looking form half way around the world. Catch it when you can!

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