Seriously, You Gotta Remember to Turn Around!

I posted previously about how important it is to look around when shooting landscapes. I shot this image when I was shooting the La Jolla beach overlook images I blogged about last week.

I was focused intently on shooting La Jolla andĀ almost forgot to look around me as the sun was setting. In spite of my fixation I glanced aroundĀ at one point and noticed this view of the sun setting over the ocean. The colors were intense, the light perfect and the sillhouetting tree branches added drama and foreground interest.

For a minute I debated moving the camera because I had it dialed in nicely for the beach overlook shot. Then I remmebered another lesson I have learned over the years: you don’t regret the shots you take, only the ones you don’t.

So I lined up to shoot this image and it’s a good thing I did. I love this shot. The conditions only lasted 30 or 40 seconds so if I had dithered for even a minute I would have missed it.

You can see the full sized image and order a print if you wish in my on-line print store.

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