This photo from Tagachang Beach in Guam is one of my all-time favorites. Not only because it is a beautiful photo from a spectacular location, but it was how I didn't give up on what intially I thought was a wasted trip.
I got up early to catch a sunrise shot from this location. I planned out the location, did my research and I only had one day left in Guam. I showed up at the location to find the cloud cover low along the horizon; therefore, I wasn't going to get the photo I had planned. The sunrise shot over the horizon was a flop. I started to go to the car and go somewhere else, but I then looked around and there were some outcroppings to explore. So I headed over to the rocks and started taking photos in different areas and different angles; then I came across this pool where the waves would come in so I thought it would be fun to try and get some long exposure shots. I setup the tripod and took many photos from this location. I spent another hour there seeing how the early morning light coming in from the side provided a radiance hard to match. To be honest, I didn't fully realize how good this location was until I got back and started reviewing the photos on the computer. I did my regular workflow and post-processing to the photos and they came out wonderful. I've posted this photo before on my former website, but I've gone back and tweaked it some more. I have this photo as a 16X20 canvas on my wall at work, this is how I discovered some minor things I wanted to fix.
This photo is a reminder to continue pursuing the photo even if your plans didn't quite workout. Don't give up.
This photo is available as a fine art print in many different formats. Just click on the photo to be taken to the gallery. Enjoy.