Rough day of Shooting

Sometimes you have the highest hopes for a day of shooting but it just doesn’t happen. Today was one of those days… I whet with a friend to a local park here in Miami early this morning. First, I woke up late which is a terrible start but I did get out the door in enough time to find good light. It was a bit on the humid side so I was a little concerned about the lenses fogging up but I had some anti-fog wipes for just such an occasion… I left them at home! I spent a good portion of the morning trying to clean off the lens. Almost all the shots that I took this morning ended up with fog on the lens and not usable. The humidity continued to haunt me the rest of the morning with the heat index reaching 101 by 9:00am. While at the first location we discovered tons of dewdrops hanging off multiple plants. In these dewdrops was the reflection of the trellis overhead. It was a good opportunity for some macro shots. I left all of my macro gear at home! In an effort to salvage something I shot 500+ photographs today. I think I kept TWO and I am not crazy about them.  See below.



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What, if anything, could I take away from a day like this? TONS! First of all, I had a great time with a friend which cannot be overlooked. Second, we found some good locations with some unbelievable potential given the right light and lenses with no fog. Third, I know what not to forget next time. While there were not many visual pluses for today it was not completely unsuccessful.