I have been reading quite a bit lately on the concept of scene recognition and taking the time to properly plan out the shot that is in front of you. I need to do more of this. Case in point, you may remember this photo that generated over 10000 hits to my blog, well, the above photo was taken just minutes after that one and one in which I should have waited just a few minutes for the fishing boat to exit the scene. I was so jacked up about the lighting that I overlooked all of the elements seen through the viewfinder and although this shot is not bad, I think it could be even better had I been more aware of the fishing boat and waited for it to clear.
Do you find yourself doing the same thing? How do you approach planning a shot you might already have in your head? Do you survey the whole viewfinder or just fire away? Something to thing about during your next outing.