My ag teacher used to tell me to remember the 6 Ps. As in Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. I try to reset my camera settings each time I put it away so that it’s ready to go the next time I need it. I mostly remember.
Today, a flock of pelicans buzzed our house and I ran to get my camera. I was shooting in a high ISO on another project and hadn’t remembered to reset my camera. So the image I got was shot from behind the flock and has a lot of noise. At first I was disappointed and frustrated that I’d flubbed the pelican capture again, but the more I looked at it, the more I kind of liked it. I think it gives it some extra grit. Some mystery. It reminds me of a mystery novel cover.
Sorry, Mr. Berry, but my poor planning worked out okay this time!