A little while ago I was reading on another blog about “photographic regret”
. It’s something I’ve thought about before, but I never really put it into words. It happens when I drive home from a shoot and think, “oh no, I forgot to get that such-and-such shot!” I used to feel this way a lot, but I’m much better about it now. I decided to start thinking of those times as learning experiences, and I know can always apply the lesson learned on my next shoot. At this shoot, however, I missed the PERFECT opportunity.
We drove up to the field that I had scouted out earlier only to find a rafter of wild turkeys had settled in. Now, if you know this family very well, you know that this posed a little problem. Here I am with my camera in hand (gorgeous light) and a group of turkeys only feet away. What do I do? Well, I DIDN’T take a picture!! Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in my crazy brain. Anyway, the dad successfully herded them off, and we were able to reap the benefits of their field. So, since I don’t have a picture to prove my story, you’ll have to settle for the photoshop-ed version of what happened. Well, this isn’t exactly the way it happened.
This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for friends that don’t mind being photoshop-ed with wild turkeys for a little laugh. Now, enjoy this little girl–who has to be one of the cutest babies EVER!