I find that, to make or break a shot (in photography terms), depends on whether are you at the right place at the right time with your image-capturing device ready, whatever that is.
Many a time, I’ve seen a beautiful scene, something like a setting sun with all its beautiful golden lights shining through the clouds. I knew I need to get home quick because I have a nice view of the sun from the parapet of the top floor. I just knock off from work and have just went to the supermarket near my place to stock up on groceries. Lugging large shopping bags and walking as fast as I could, I managed to reach my block under 5mins from the supermarket.
It took me another 5mins to put everything down, dig my DSLR (thats why its
analog) out from my backpack, walk to the prime location, adjust the settings to suit the scene, only to find I’m left with seconds before the sun disappears and the colourful lights have diminished significantly…
Disappointed. I shoot bird-birds.
It seems that for every great pictures you see online made by pros, the amount of time and effort behind it is tremendous. Unless they are bloody lucky like strike lottery that kind of luck, they have to be very patient. Its a bit like fishing you know. You find the prime location which you think you can fish something, you do all your preparations, throw the line and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait some more. Until the fish bites the bait. If you can’t fish anything. Maybe tomorrow you’ll repeat the process again, maybe try another location?
After the skies get really dark and the bird-birds all flew off, only thing left for me to do would be to try again on another day. Anyways I’ve always got no luck so its no surprise.
Anyways I just wanna say: any imaging device should be adequate as long as you’re comfortable with it. I always use a ‘proper’ camera, and by that I mean a dedicated imaging device that’s built only to capture images, because I’m quite particular with image quality. My thinking has always been something pessimistic like ‘I’m not very good in taking photos of stuff, if I use something that gives crappy quality, that would make my bad photos worse.’ LOL. Yeah no matter how I see that comment, it sounded just like me. Alright then, ciao people.