Sometimes when going out into the field, “THE” photo stands out like a sore thumb. Sometimes finding the ideal composition is a bit elusive. And sometimes I walk right past. On a recent 3-day custom tour with three of my past workshop guests, we were on a mission to go to a certain spot to make photos. We walked by this very nice field of fireweed on the way there. The field was smack dab next to a greenhouse and next to it and behind it were other buildings. Seemed such a waste to have this great fireweed right where there was no possibility of getting a photo of it. Thirty minutes or so after shooting the other location we walked by this field of fireweed again. AND THERE IT WAS, “THE” photo. If you got just low enough, you could get rid of the buildings in the background. And, if you cropped the image vertically and use just the right focal length lens, it was right there. It was a really good find.
The moral of this story is that there are photos to be had in some of the darnedest places. Sometimes you just have to move around just right and look for it.