You know those shots, the ones that could have been incredible, if only something didn't go quite as planned? Let's showcase those almost awesome shots here, with a bit of a story sharing what went wonderfully wrong. I'll get the party started: It was the end of a great day in Colorado, I had been a great day out exploring with @DailyPeaksCO and a couple more friends...we found a ghost town, tried long exposures of creeks, a couple of hawks...and to top it all off was this surreal sunset with an old farm building and a horse as compositional elements. I got serious, broke out the tripod, made sure all the settings looked a-ok, set the self-timer to avoid camera shake. Despite being pretty darn dark and the have a slow shutter speed, the horse stood still. Excellent! Click, done. Later that evening, I download the image onto my computer --what is that?! Oh, the mare is taking an EPIC piss! That is why she was standing still. I guess she must have been a race horse earlier in her career. Almost awesome! Pentax-M 80-200 f/4.5 Oh yeah, this one could have been a great picture. A quick detour to the Rio Grande Gorge outside of Taos NM. Right next to the bridge abutment, there they were, nice and close. Power on the camera, frame it up, but I can't get the camera to focus! I try, and try but I can't get it. In frustration, I fire off a couple shots. I run back to the car change lenses --neither adapted nor natives look like they are focusing. In disgust, I throw the camera back in the bag. Back from the road trip, I thoroughly clean the camera before I send it in for repair. Wait a minute, what's this little roller? Ah crap, the Diopter adjustment? --I haven't adjusted that since I got the camera. Oh geez, it is pinned at the far end of the range. Almost in focus. Almost awesome! Pentax-M 80-200 f/4.5 What do you have?