Some photos make my teeth hurt: They’re so close to being what I wanted but aren’t quite there.
On a last-time-this-season visit to Huntington Beach State Park, I had early morning light, smooth reflective water, two obliging brown pelicans . . . and reflexes not quite fast enough to get a sharp focus. And of course it’s not like missing a shot of a bridge, which will be in the same spot, doing the same thing, tomorrow.
Maybe it’s like golf. The near misses keep you coming back, almost as much as the good shots.