Bookmarks for browsers is a wonderful concept. If you are like me you have hundreds of bookmarks in different categories and sub-categories. When I am out photographing, I come across many good opportunities at the wrong time. The lighting might be bad. It could be the wrong time of day or year. I might not have the right lens with me for the photo I want to take or am running out of time or light.
I still take the photo and make sure I do not delete it. I probably will not take the time to process it but will add metadata to aid in searching. The next step is to put the photo in a folder called ReShots. Think of it as my location for bookmarking photos I want to improve on or redo in the future. When I am at a loss for something to photograph or planning to re-visit a location, I will open this folder to look for photo ideas.
Next week I am returning to Washington, DC for a few days. A quick search of the ReShots folder brought up this photo from 2008. At the time, the Lincoln Memorial was undergoing extensive construction to the front steps area. Fencing was evident from any direction except right on the ramps leading up to the memorial.
I saw this composition when visiting the World War II Memorial and did not want to forget it, fence and all. Weather permitting (and right now it is looking good), I should be able to reshoot this photo without the fencing next week.
On this trip, the big reflecting pool is being worked on and has been drained. Meaning this ReShots photo will have to wait for another time. I wanted to get the whole Washington Monument reflected in the pool with better control of the exposure and shooting it earlier in the evening to get more color in the sky.
Oh, well, next time! From what I hear, Washington is always under construction.
I am planning on blogging from Washington, DC if the hotel Internet connection will permit it. I might even try to post from my iPhone. If you are on Twitter, I invite you to follow me @sthomasphotos for photos and interesting commentary over the next week.