Sunday, March 28, 2010
Who says you can't have a second chance?
A few weeks ago I got a nice pic of a rainbow. My biggest disappointment was that I didn't have my wide angle lens with me. The rainbow was so big that I couldn't get it fully in the frame from my vantage point. I knew I'd have to have just the right conditions to try and capture it again--late afternoon, showers coming in, and I'd have to be up on the hill with my camera ready--not an easy thing to plan since I don't generally have time to camp out and wait for rain.
So when showers started rolling in again, I made sure my camera was ready and that I had my wide angle lens on it. Fortunately, I was at home when it started raining and could see the possibility for a good rainbow. So I grabbed my camera and drove to this spot near my home. I was rewarded with this insanely beautiful rainbow. And this time I was ready!
Draw whatever conclusions you'd like, but there's a lot to the saying that "Success happens when preparation meets opportunity." I thought it would be a long time before I'd have the opporunity for a shot like this again, but fortunately, I was ready for it to happen sooner than expected!
Are you ready?