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Photo Tip: Don’t Forget To Look Behind You

Look behind you, there might be something interesting happening.   That’s one of the little lessons I’ve learned when out photographing.  This is especially true if you are in a generally interesting location, in changing light and/or changing weather.   Sure, that main subject you’re fussing over is important, but don’t forget to glance around every once in awhile.   Even if you don’t come away with a stunning photograph of the whatever-it-is, you may still be glad you were able to see it.   This happened to me while shooting the Bass Harbor Lighthouse written about in my last post.   After the other observers left me alone on the rocky shore in the fading light, I looked behind me and there was the moon rising above the hill.    When it is this high in the sky, the moon is notoriously difficult to shoot due to exposure issues,  so the resulting photo is nothing spectacular for me.   That doesn’t matter though, just the memory of that scene, at that spectacular location is all I need.

Moonrise over the Maine Coast

Not so spectacular a photo, but a spectacular experience nontheless.

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One response

  1. newauthoronamazon

    Your photos look surreal but the loved the one on the iguana. It gave me a chuckle first thing in the morning.

    October 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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