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I Don't Know What's More Frustrating

11 Sep 2013 9:34AM   Views : 1166 Unique : 822

So many times I've gone to a nice photo location, only to have my photo outing ruined by horrible or dull weather, or a total lack of good light. I do always try to make something of it, of course, but it can be very disappointing, going to a nice location and not getting the circumstances you were hoping for. You do know it's hardly ever going to be ideal, of course - that double rainbow you've always wanted to shoot will probably never happen (at least not when you're in the spot where you'd like to be when it happens), and that elusive wild animal you were looking for will probably remain just that - elusive. But a little cooperation from the weather is much appreciated when you make the effort of going to a nice location for some photography. And when that cooperation isn't there, it can be frustrating.

But how about the other way around, how frustrating can that be?

Seeing a wonderful sunset and knowing you're not in the position to go and capture it (which is what happened to me last night). Or how about having a wonderful mackerel sky as far as the eye can see, with wonderful light as an added bonus (which is what I saw this morning when I was about to start work).

Having a great sky plus great light and not being able to use them, or being somewhere nice and not having the right circumstances for some good photos - I'm still wondering which is the more frustrating situation!

Tags: Sky Weather Light Work Frustration Location Use


SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.3k 30 England
11 Sep 2013 6:58PM
The Lament of the Landscape Photographer. Grin You should write a song or poem. I'm sure you'd strike a chord with many a photographer.

I guess your post explains why landscape's so difficult. Of course, it helps if you live near or in a good location, but for us city dwellers it's nigh on impossible.
conrad Avatar
conrad 19 10.9k 116
12 Sep 2013 8:18AM
True, it helps if you live near a nice location. Although even then, as I found out, you can see great skies and good light and still not be able to go to that location and shoot it. Oh well. Good thing I shoot more than just landscapes nowadays... Smile

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