Shoot it or lose it

posted on 7th of july, 2013

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...

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Posted by Lenutaidi on 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!:)
Posted by Egomezta on July 11, 2013
Too bad for you...
Posted by Laurasinelle on July 08, 2013
Totally agree! We need to take the moment, so many thinks can change... light, weather conditions etc!

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An old sea captain now on shore. I have been a boat captain for over 30 years. I love to shoot photos when ever I can. I've traveled extensively, although quite often without a camera which I regret. Now I shoot everyday wherever I can.

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