I learned a lot about photography via this photograph and that is why I'm posting it.
You're sitting at a cafe in Warsaw, and across from you a garbage can catches and fire presumably from a cigarette someone ashed out in it.
You pop up with your camera head to the curb to document this event. First error. You have got to be descreet, otherwise people are aware of you and are not acting as naturally, drastically reducing the chance that you get the natural brilliant shot you're aiming for.
After a while of sitting there you begin to conceal because people who saw you move in to position have since left. I got a little lucky because the trash kept burning and people kept walking right on by. Who could have expected apathy aroun this subject.
Even so, I took easily 50 photographs in this series, and I still don't feel I captured the right moment. I looked through the photos 20 times thinking I had nothing, until I noticed this man on the right who captured the bad smell with the expression on his face. But the angle on the second guard sucks and her face was priceless in some of the other shots.
I didn't get the right angle, I didn't get the right moment, even though I took lots of shots.
I should have kept my eyes out of the camera, focusing on predicting the elements around me and awaiting to take five total shots rather than being snap happy and not catching anything meaningful.
But I learned. And I found an opportunity with subject matter interesting enough to learn from. And that feels great.
Shred me! LOL