I have in my mind a picture that I'd love to take.
The sky is a bright blue and has big puffy clouds. The scenery is a farmers field with gently rolling hills. The crop is just starting to grow and you can clearly see the rows of green crop and brown earth in the field where they hit you at just the right angle. In the foreground is a dog. While the scenery is gorgeous behind them, the dog is clearly the focus of the image - they are large enough that you can see the details of their expression, yet they aren't so big that they are blocking the beauty behind them.
I can't take this photo. I can't take anything even remotely resembling this photo. Believe me I've tried. I've "practiced" this shot many times in the field near the dog park. It isn't quite ideal, but I thought if I could figure out how to get it, if the right opportunity ever presented itself, I could just duplicate the set up.
The dog is either too big or too insignificant. The horizon is never right - I want lots of sky, but also lots of land. I can't seem to find that sweet spot.
Sigh. At least we have fun trying and playing around.
And practicing finally got my wider angle lens back on the camera for a walk.