Shoot it or lose it - Dreamstime

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.

Photo credits: Larry Spisak.

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March 01, 2019


nFebruary 27, 2019nnRbrucew,Learned the hard way. Thanks for checking in.

February 27, 2019


Outside a controlled setting every shot is unique; take it while you can.

August 22, 2013


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


Too bad for you...

July 08, 2013


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

July 07, 2013


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

July 07, 2013


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


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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