When the clicks just aren't clicking
It was one of those afternoons when, well, there just wasn’t anything interesting to stand in front of to make the clicks come easy. Been there, done that, a lot and know I will be there again. Not to worry, there is always something to experiment with to push the process. this is basically the shot I saw which is why we stopped in the first place. But what if I changed places and formats, does it make it worst of better?
Nope, going down to the water’s edge and shooting horizontal doesn’t help a thing. In fact, made it worst because all interest is gone in the foreground and the background is lost in the light.
The other thing that caught my attention when we stopped was the light streaming through the sage and the sign. I decided to explore the question “can I make this better” by switching lenses. I started with the 70-300VR taking a slice of the hillside. That done I decided going up and kissing the sign would be the opposite approach to the same image.
Attaching the 12-24AFS and bringing the shotgun customized sign up close brought up the sign but I lost the feeling of the backlit sage. I attached the flash but soon abandoned that because, well, even if I got the image right it wasn’t worth the effort. So for all my efforts to push, I was pushed back harder and all the clicks all went clack! And tomorrow, is another day to push again. That’s a good thing!