Originally I was on the other side of the lake, and spotted that large group of pretty flowers growing near the bank. The sun back lighting the flowers looked fabulous and I wanted to prominently place them in a series of shots with slightly out of focus sailboats drifting by in the background. But I would have had to step over the low lying fence that was there to keep people off the grass, and I wasn't willing to do that. So I had to pick another spot that would still include the flowers in it.
I did not come across this vantage spot by accident, as I know this area well. But now since from this angle the flowers were no longer back lit, they were also no longer as interesting to look at, and therefore had to play a subordinate roll in the shot instead. If only a rowboat would sail by close enough to cooperate.
After quite some time and many rowboats - which sailed by but didn't pass near the flowers close enough, or did but failed to fit the bill composition wise, one lone boat did. And this one gave me all that I was hoping for and more.
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