Tech Tuesday…Missed Opportunities

Early one morning on an Alaskan Adventure this fall as we were heading to the boats the morning sun burned through the fog revealing a fresh new world bathed in the soft glow of morning light, the fireweed living up to it’s name as it turned bright red signaling the approaching fall and a path inviting the viewer into the scene. I put my camera to my eye and zoomed my 28-300mm back to 28mm and evaluated the composition. It was a little tight with the fogbow reaching beyond both edges creating a feeling of tension. Feeling the pull of grizzly bears I fired off a couple of frames and continued on to the waiting boats. Upon further review of the image, I see a lovely, ethereal moment squandered. I should have taken the time to change lenses to my 14-24mm, move in closer to the fireweed and dialed in an additional – .5 EV to further saturate the colors. I would have gone from a record shot to one that invites the viewer to take a stroll with me down the path, filled with anticipation at what’s beyond the next bend.

When presented with a photographic gift make the most of it by taking the time to do it right.

Image created with Nikon D3S, AF-S 28-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media