Back on February 7, 2019, I did a post titled I May Never Get This Shot Again where I talk about not being able to go back and get a particular shot for whatever reason. When I made that post I already had a follow-up in mind, a ‘Part 2’, if you will. But this wasn’t it. This wasn’t even the photo I had in mind for the follow-up.
Anyway, my reasons for wanting to re-do the shot may vary. Maybe I want a different perspective, or a different season, or to get a different feel, a night shot to offset a day shot, or maybe just an update because I think I can do it better this time. There’s a lot of reasons one might want a “do over”.
I took this photo eight years ago. It’s on the side of a little-used state highway just south of Collins, Iowa. I rarely had reason to go see it, but did occasionally. When I was driving by for other reasons, I mean, not just to see this barn. Anyway, I had reason to drive by two weeks ago, and I slowed down, and… it’s gone! The farm is still there, but the barn itself is gone. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
Reaching back into the cobwebs of my brain cells, I featured this shot in my old blog… which I was kind of surprised to find still even exists… in a post titled Slam on the Brakes!!!, and I talked about split-second inspiration while needing to maintain a level head and remember safety in your excitement of the moment.
This photo is in my Rural Gallery on this site, if you’re interested. I’ve always liked it, and maybe that why, when I did happen to drive by, I would slow down to take a look. I wasn’t intending to take an updated shot, per se, but the theme of this post is just knowing you’ll never be able to re-take the shot should you ever want to. That knowledge itself is a little sad.
A New Facebook Group for Midwest Photography has been Created
Yep. I created a group on Facebook for people to share their Midwest photos, and it’s called… ironically enough… Midwest Photography. It is not for my site or my business specifically, but for all to share. Take a look if you get a chance and join up.