>>"Shoot as if there is a nail sticking up from the >shutter >>button and it is worth the pain to take the >picture.". > >I really do like this concept. You end up with far less >garbage to have to wade through. I have to question the >mentality of those who do a post with boasting pride regarding >the high numbers of frames they have shot during a year. I >always want to ask "how much garbage do you have?" >but end up biting my lip. >
The other night I shot nearly 200 hundred images of the sunset. The sunset lasted over an hour and the colours were changing from red to orange to blue. All with slow shutter speeds ranging from 5 seconds to 30 seconds. Did I end up with a lot of "garbage"? No. I got some that were very similar. I changed my position several times and walked a lot. I had on rubber boots and waded into a river that was shallow. I probably got half a dozen keepers that I expected to get. To get that I was prepared to shoot a lot because the sky was constantly changing and I took a lot where the sun was sinking over the horizon to get the star effect. The nearly 200 hundred will be overkill to some but it was worth it to get the keepers. In the past I have walked away and the light changed for the better and I regretted it. That it is worse than taking too many.