We all know the feeling of seeing something worthy of a photo and not having a camera. I usually never go anywhere without a camera but even I miss some shots that sneak up on me.
I had just finished shooting something near the city dock and was talking to some people who I knew. I was walking backwards, still talking but saying goodbye when I turned to see this young lady almost on me. Since I had been shooting the water, I knew I had to adjust my settings. I quickly lifted my camera, framed her and saw her smile, but she was too fast for me - by the time I changed my settings she was gone, and I missed that lovely smile. It only takes a split second to lose a shot. I hate using auto, but sometimes it is nice to keep one camera on auto just so you never miss a shot. You can always adjust in Adobe.
A few minutes after I took the scooter photo, I arrived home and was getting out of the car when I saw this biker heading my way. I had a little more time to adjust, but I almost missed him.