So I’d taken my youngest kiddo out for ice cream as a reward for a job well done, and didn’t want him to come home still eating it or I’d have some jealousy on the home front. So we went for a short drive. I ended up out of town just a bit and noticed the developing sunset. I quickly whipped into an approach on the side of the road, stepped out, and nabbed this shot. I hadn’t put any planning into it, just had my camera handy and thought I’d give it a whirl. I didn’t see the purple flowers when I pulled over, they were a pleasant surprise when I stepped down out of the truck. Everything just fell into place.
One of our former producers I worked with on various TV sports crews (NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, OLN, Shotime, I’ve worked for ’em all at one point) used to have a saying, the very one that comprises the title of this post. Sometimes you just luck out in a way that could be mistaken for talent, preparation, or both, and you just roll with it. Check this out:
That wasn’t one of our shows, but it would definitely evoke a “lucky than good” reference. In the case of tonight’s photo, God made the sunset and I happened to stumble upon it with my boy at just the right time, in just the right place. You know, maybe it wasn’t luck at all.