Morning Dew and a Lens Flare

A slight detour this week from blogging about Bethlehem AD as I'd like to talk about the following photo that I took with the Lightroom Mobile App.

Sometimes you don't have your DSLR/mirrorless camera with you, but you see something that -- if you don't jump on it now -- will be gone forever.  All I had on this cold morning in Mountain View was my iPhone SE.  And I didn't want to let this shot get away.

I didn't realize that there would be a red lens flare in shot, but it doesn't actually take away from the overall image.  In fact, because it's red, it adds to the sunrise image!  I did a few minor tweaks on the image after I'd taken it, like using the de-haze tool, increasing the shadows just a bit to bring out the dew drops, and then adjusting the temperature so that the image looked like the way my eyes saw it that morning.

And you know what?  I'm glad I snapped the shot when I did, because when I went back the following morning with my Fuji X-T2, the entire area was fogged over, bathing everything in a dull, boring gray...

Many a time I've seen a shot I've wanted to take, but didn't have my Fuji with me, and I didn't think it would look good if I captured it with my iPhone.  And many a time I've had regrets because the shot was only there for the briefest moment, kinda like some rainbows behave: here one moment gone the next...

If see a shot that you know, deep down, it’s the right one then take it.  That chance may never come again.