I live in Norway and love trying to photograph lightning. Therein lies a rather big problem: A proper thunderstorm in Norway is very, very rare.. Last night there was a bit of thunder some distance away from here. It was not really dark enough outside either, so the conditions were hardly optimal. With no special gear to capture lightning besides using a really long shutter and blind luck, I took about 100 shots before I actually got a hit. I was so excited to check how the image turned out, and got this shot... The image is cropped out to make the best of it, but goddamn that tree! I get about one evening to try something like this every four years or so, so it really pissed me off more than it should :p
And that made me think: This shit happens like all the time in almost any type of photography that bases itself of the randomness of our surrounding world. So what are your pictures that could have been very good if only some random element in your shot would have played out differently?
EDIT: Some words..
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