The One That Got Away

I remember reading a passage by Elliot Porter where he quipped that his best photographers were ones he didn't capture. In other words, the ones that got away.


I know that I miss more great shots than I capture. Not all misses are my fault. Someone jumps into the frame, the wind blows, or the light changes just as I press the shutter button. It's OK, though. Because as long as we have a few catches by the end of the day, then it was all worth while.

Everything else becomes just another good fish story.

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