When It Doesn’t Work

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas A. Edison

I cannot count the number of times I have tried to take a photo, and it didn’t work. Either I didn’t time it right, the angle was off, or the natural lighting didn’t shine the way I wanted it to. It can be tempting to think that either my skills or my camera is off, but sometimes a shot doesn’t look like what I thought it would. I cannot count the number of times I have uploaded a set of photos to my computer to edit in post, and there wasn’t enough power in Photoshop to save it. This is why I try to take as many photos as possible. The more photos I take, the more opportunities I have to take a photo that turns out fantastic. Sometimes if one spot doesn’t give me anything, I try to go somewhere else or even try the same spot at a different time of the day.

I took these photos the last weekend we had perfect weather in Charlotte.  Last weekend I chilled at the house because the remnants of Hurricane Ian had rolled into town. I took these photos at the Irwin Creek Greenway near Uptown Charlotte. I was riding my bike, and I noticed how calm the water was at this spot.  With the water being so calm, it created the perfect reflection in the water. I don’t think my photos serve it justice, but I think they turned out pretty good.


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