So last night I had what a lot of people would define as a bad day taking photos, considering that I took under 10 photos in the 2 hours that I was out. A bad is all about perspective though. As corny as it sounds, it's all about how you perceive that day, as well as what you do on that day. I had a pretty good day of photos, without taking a winning photo. I'll explain:
1. Is there really a bad day taking photos? If you are out exploring your city or the country, is that ever bad?
2. While I don't think I have any worthwhile photos from last night (honestly I haven't even looked), I came up with a new location and I found that picture that I have to get.
So with further details, yesterday in the greatest city on Earth that is Kansas City (not even joking, please don't move here) the native were treated with big white fluffy cloud day. I always enjoy these days (btw...those of you in New Mexico, is this every day for you or was I just lucky the several weeks that I have spent there?) and how could you not enjoy blue skies with big white fluffy clouds? The problem arouse when I had a life issue I had to deal with. That life issue had me on the phone for an hour and gave me a resolution that I wasn't extremely found of, but worst of all, when I walked outside afterwards, I noticed that most of the clouds had moved on!!!!! I was so upset, but my beautiful and calming wife, told me I needed to go out regardless of what happened to the clouds. So I did.
What I found out when I tried getting pictures of the remaining clouds, was the spot I thought was good, was not. While that sounds bad, and while it would have been better if I had known that before, it prepares me for the future. Actually I had just noticed that spot a couple days before and didn't really have time to scout it, but by trying to scout it on the day I needed it, I managed to find another spot nearby, that will do what I envisioned. So yesterday I missed, but I am better prepared for the future.
My failure at that site and finding of what I wanted was great, but what I am really excited about, was what I saw on the way. This will take a lot of work, but I should be able to get this shot: I found a bridge where the train goes underneath. When I saw it the train was just a few seconds from passing, but the shot was perfect. PERFECT. I was in my car and had no chance of getting that shot, but I recorded the time, and in the immortal words of Arnold "I'll be back!".
So you see, while I didn't walk away with amazing photos, I enjoyed myself being out and about, plus I furthered my photo knowledge of locations and am ready for some future photos. A bad day isn't always bad, it's all about your own point of view.....