I just had to get the Nikon 16-35 wide angle before my trip to Italy and Paris. I had the perfect image in my head of the lush rolling Tuscan hillsides that I was convinced I'd capture on the trip.
It was going to be gorgeous, and I'd blow them up and print them huge to hang on my walls.
I got the lens. I had my nice new Nikon D800. I even had the scenery.
But I never got the photo I pictured in my head.
Don't get me wrong...I tried. I tried really hard but it just didn't turn out like I imagined.
Why? Well...because I was a portrait & wedding photographer and hadn't studied Landscape photography and I just "went for it" expecting to crank out amazing images... and it doesn't work that way.
So here I was, on this amazing trip with a bunch of decent snapshots - but nothing to get too excited over.
I am not going to lie, I felt like I failed. I mean, this trip costed A LOT of money. The wide angle alone I bought for the trip was another $1250...
My mission of returning with jaw-dropping landscapes didn't happen...
If this sounds like you....I feel your pain.