My last shot taken on our trip here to Rhode Island. At first I hadn't planned to even photograph this scene, and may have taken a few test shots for future reference. But while Ricia and I stood at the edge of this dock admiring the sunset she asked me to take a photo of the lighthouse out in the distance off to our left, as with her cellphone camera it could only look like a pin speck.
Alas the lens I brought with me on the trip that was best for that, was sitting a couple of hundred yards away in the back seat of her SUV, and even that lens wasn't really good enough for the image she was envisioning. I would have needed my 300mm and my 1.4 teleconverter to capture the scene properly. Who knows, maybe on our next trip.
Knowing I had no chance at doing the light house justice with this lens, I chose a composition that at least would be pleasing and include the lighthouse in some way.
When the lighthouse beacon swung around and shined into my camera I snapped my shutter and ended my shooting for the trip. Weeks later, when I was editing the shot I had to admit it was actually a pretty nice image I would definitely want to add to my scenic gallery.
A nice shot from a nice shared moment, from a very nice trip, that again I would not have taken if it wasn't for Reesh. A fitting image to remember a very enjoyable time with.