One of the things that the first photo taught me was that in photography perspective is everything. So I find myself constantly looking for photo ops that are just a plain old pain in the butt. If you have to get down in the dirt or be otherwise uncomfortable for a shot then it’s pretty bloody likely that you’ll be focused (no pun intended) and really concentrating on what you’re trying to do.
For the record, lilies like these from our trip to Michigan max out at a couple of feet tall. So you can bet that there’s still a spot of mud somewhere on my person from this shot but I’d say it was a good investment.
What’s the most uncomfortable you’ve ever been taking a shot?