You know when you’re trying to capture something with your camera and it just isn’t working? Whether it’s a thing, place, person, event, moment – whatever – sometimes you can’t get it quite right.
That’s what I felt this past weekend during Songkran (the Thai New Year). Between my camera, photography skills, timing and craziness, none of the shots were able to even show a fraction of the holiday and energy surrounding Chiang Mai. I felt the same when I did a camel trek in Jaisalmer, India.
“I’m riding a camel! In the desert! In India! I want to remember this forever!” Snap, snap, snap.
Yet almost all the pictures turned out disappointing, a dull representation of the actual moment. While it’s nothing special, this photo has always stuck in my mind. Maybe because, really, that’s all there was. A camel, a young boy leading it, and hot desert. This is exactly what I saw for a couple hours…and I was actually able to get it on camera.