I wish taking all my shots was like this. I'd spent a bit of time reconnoitring the area, looking for the right place for a sunset shot so I could get the path that leads into the frame, the lights, all the buildings, the cliff and the sea in one shot. Fortunately for me, the exact right place turned out to be the balcony of a restaurant. So there I was, camera set up on the tripod, all the settings adjusted, the scene framed how I wanted it with everything ready to go, and me, sitting at my balcony table on a warm Mediterranean evening, enjoying a nice meal and a bottle of wine, getting up occasionally to take another shot as the light gradually changed. I suppose I could have plugged in the remote clicker and taken the shot without getting up but the camera was only three feet away and I pride myself on always going the extra mile. Sometime after dessert I got the shot I wanted, sat back down and put my feet up, finished my wine and thought deeply about the universe and my place in it. That, and whether or not to order another bottle, how I'd get back to my hotel and where tomorrow's dawn shot would be.
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