The One that Got Away

As everyone of us knows, we all have moments that we might have done differently, if we had the chance.  Perhaps in the way we reacted to something, or something we should have done – but didn’t.  You know, that ‘if only’ kind of time.

In terms of our passions or hobbies, and in my case (and this blog), I am referring to a photographic moment.  That shot I wish I had gotten.  Maybe because I neglected to change my setting, or wasn’t quick enough to get the shot.  I have been known to get excited and go off taking pix, and forget to change the aperture, or ISO.  Sometimes I shoot into the sun – but sometimes that’s where the action is, and no way around it.  One can guess how those shots come out… but not always.

There was this time… I wrote about it here https://kritterspaw.com/2019/01/01/a-whoosh-and-a-tale/,  when I saw my first mountain lion.  it was crazy… and quick, 1/100th of a second quick.   My camera was set on a tripod and was taking a photo of this sweet deer, in portrait format.. when all of a sudden, out of nowhere…..

And I got this shot!  Note the tail of the deer in the front left… and yes, that’s the mountain lion leaping into action from behind… or at least half a mountain lion.

I lie awake nights wishing I had moved the camera to the right… if only.

If only I had been in landscape format instead of portrait format.

It happened so quick it was over before it started.  It would have been that National Geographic kinda shot… or at least AZ Highways!  If only…

Arggghhh!  If only…

 

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