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Go Out for One Photograph

A few months ago, I went out to photograph one particular scene.  I had dinner nearby and got to location around an hour before sunset.  I set up my tripod and continued to photograph that one scene until the sky went dark completely.  The whole process took a few hours.

This is very different from my normal photographic outings.  With afford storage of digital photography, I usually just go out and let the environment inspires me.  Normal outing usually results in hundreds of exposures, most of them are of different subjects.  However, as I continue to photograph, I find that sometimes I just want to photograph one particular subject from one particular prospective.  Of course, light condition changes very rapidly during the golden hours.  So, I was really photographing the same scene in different lights.

Needless to say, this kind of outing is very different.  For one, I don’t have to walk around with all the equipments.  By aiming at producing one great photograph, I spend a lot more time in selecting that tripod location to get the best composition possible.  This might take a few trials.  I also get to observe how the different lighting conditions affect the subject.  Most of all, after everything is set up, I can really enjoy the scenery.