I know I see shots all around me, while I am driving to work, while I am playing with the kids, while I am on vacation. I don't usually have the opportunity to stop and take those shots, most often due to time constraints and the lack of photography equipment with me.
Over the last few weeks, I have been passing my neighbor's yard and seeing a beautiful dogwood in bloom with the forest in the background. I kept telling myself that I needed to grab my camera one day and take a few photos of it, but I kept forgetting.
My chance came the other day when I was out for a photography assignment that was cancelled at the last minute due to one of my models coming down with a stomach bug. On the way home, I decided it was my time to stop in my neighbor's driveway and get a few shots before heading back to my house cleaning chores.
I am glad that I did. So often I have thought that I need to stop and shoot but can't, for whatever reason. And so often, when I finally do have the chance to stop, the circumstances that made that place interesting to me are just not there anymore. Moral of the story: if you have even a couple of minutes to stop and get that shot, do it before the moment is lost.