The Scene Stealer

“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” ~ Samuel Johnson

This was captured on a beach in my birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental.  I was aiming for a “perfect shot” of this fisherman who was about to throw a net in the air.  When he did, his companion passed by suddenly, as if to tell him, the day’s over, let’s go home.

It ruined my imagined composition.

Later, as I kept looking at it, I thought, what does a ‘perfect shot’ really mean?  Maybe there’s more character and life to my imperfect shot than the vision I had created in my mind.  Maybe we should be looking for contentment in our flawed reality.

My catch is probably just as good as his.


5 Replies to “His catch, my catch”

  1. to me the companion walking in did not ruin your composition. rather, i see a lot more story in it. really. it is a great shot!

    there are many time that i didn’t get the shot in my mind while filming my promos. but most of it turns out better than what was planned. i guess this could be one of those.


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