Shoot it or lose it

I just came back from one of my favorite shooting spots for flowers and critters, Flamingo Gardens I went to shoot some video of two of the waterfalls on the property and get some more shots of the various critters that roam the gardens. I hadn't been there in 4 months or so.

Imagine my disappointment when I went inside only to find that the lush vegetation had completely overgrown the falls. You could hear them, but you couldn't see them, so, no video.

I did the same thing to myself on a recent trip to St. Augustine. A shrimp boat was tied to a dock out in a salt marsh. Nice shot, but I was driving and thought I'd come back the next day to shoot it instead of stopping right then. Sure enough, when I went back, the boat was gone and so was my shot.

I think I have finally learned that when a shot presents itself, take it or you may not get another chance to shoot it again.

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August 22, 2013

Lenutaidi

In Romania is a proverb:"What's in your hand is not lying!".Or more simply: shoot it when you see it! Always to have the camera with you! Don't worry.Be happy!:)

July 11, 2013

Egomezta

Too bad for you...

July 08, 2013

Laurasinelle

Totally agree! We need to take the moment, so many thinks can change... light, weather conditions etc!

July 07, 2013

Suyerry

I totally agree. I do the same thing. :)

July 07, 2013

Chanevy

I call those my safety shots. I do the same thing stalking wild life. Get a shot, move in, another shot, move in...then when they take off I still have something to work with.

July 07, 2013

Miraclemoments

Yep...shoot it when you see it. Sometimes it is better to get a shot with so so light than no shot at all. I have learnt that over and over again. I now always have my camera with me.

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