I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I get a bit caught up in planning. I like to pre-visualise the shot, plan a location and run though some lighting set ups in my mind. Yesterday reminded me to be ready to take advantage when a shot just happens in front of you.

When I left the car it was surrounded by other vehicles but I came back from lunch to find this scene. Luckily I had my camera over my shoulder and 30 seconds later I had this in the can.

If I’d have planned to shoot there, the car park would have been packed all day, security would have moved me on or I’d have spent hours trying to fix specular highlights in Photoshop.

Sometimes all you ducks get themselves in a row – be ready when they do.


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