Chasing subjects

A few days ago I was on a photographic trip at the artificial lake of Mornos.

One morning, as I wandered about, I found myself in the graphic village of Lidoriki.

As I was walking down the narrow streets of the village, having shot nothing special yet, I saw a swallow. It flew in front of me for a while and then sat on a balcony across me.

The balcony door was beautiful. I shot 2-3 pictures hastily, but the 55mm lens on my camera was too little for that subject. I changed it with an 80-210mm lens as fast as I could, but before I was finished…bye bye, birdie.

I stood there and waited for some time, with the camera on my hands… At last, my patience was rewarded. Another swallow came and sat at the same spot, so I was able to shoot a series of images. You can see two of these displayed above.

This small adventure taught me the following lessons:

  • You should always carry your camera with you.
  • Keep your eyes open for any possible subject, not only for the one you already have in mind.
  • You should always have two different lenses with you or, even better, two different cameras with two different lenses.
  • Patience will be rewarded and
  • A beautiful subject can be found anytime, anywhere.

 

Keep on shooting.

 

PATIENCE IS THE GREATEST OF ALL VIRTUES. | CATO THE ELDER

 

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