I’ve been pondering my upcoming trip, because I go on vacation in a week. The set plan is wild ponies of Assateague with some battlefields along the way. Though, today I was finding myself restless and rebellious. I’m not sure if the set plan will stick. Time will tell.
Anyway, as I was trying to decide if I am going to stick with the due course or change it up, I was thinking about my photography. I know that I get some good shots and some shots that people really, really like. Me…I’m constantly waiting for that one shot that just wows me.
Last year there was this moment. It was early morning on a rainy day. The beast and I headed out to seek out the ponies. They were good at hiding. We found some hiding in this marshy type area when two of them just took off in a full force down the patch of land that they were on to get to the third. It was one of those moments that just has to be caught on camera. Their manes flowing in the wind. Of course, I took some shots.
I did not catch the vision I had seen. I believe it was a combination of low light and skills that still needed adapting, but alas the shots that I got…just didn’t wow me.
I came away from that trip with some amazing shots that I do like, but can’t help wondering if retuning there will get me that one shot that wows me. Different opportunity, different lenses, more adapted skills. I also cannot help but wonder if maybe that one shot is awaiting on a trip that has always been a distant goal. I also realize that there will probably be more than one shot that has the possibility of wowing me, but I am my own worse critic. I think we all are.
Montana Rose Photography