This can be similarly true about subtle shifts in timing. When you press the shutter, especially when photographing people can make a huge difference. Not long ago Meredith and I visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Memorial in Southwestern Montana. I liked the bleak setting and vanishing point of the road, but the woman and child were more problematic. I shot the first frame even though I knew it wasn’t perfect, just in case the girl ran off or something else suddenly changed. Then, in the second frame, I noticed the play of their shadows, but the relationship of their actual bodies wasn’t very interesting. Finally, the girl stepped left, and both the shadows and the people clicked in a perfect “moment.” Especially with people, it pays to just keep shooting.