Borrowing from the US Army Doctrine manual on TTP's, in civilian life maybe it is "best practices". Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) is a question - Is it time at the scene, or experience, or some "special sauce" that better assures being able to bring a special view into an exposure, negative? How better to achieve success more often? My post here is about composition of waterfalls, but it could easily apply to any scene probably in landscapes. It is almost "deflating" to pull a negative out of soup, especially one that takes some effort to make in the setting, to feel it is so diminished from the look and feel of standing in the spot. I have an image in my gallery of "Stairs Fall" which was so exciting seeing how that negative printed. I loved the place i was standing, the peace, quiet, solitude, and light seemed to me to be present in the print as i had appreciated as i was there. I truly enjoyed the time i spent there finding a nice composition, setting up the 8x10, and exposing the negative. I keep that print at my desk at work and look over to it often each day like it is a sip of water in a parched space. Having spent all afternoon hiking up 1000ft elevation gain and a couple miles of trail for three falls, i was pleased all three came out ok. The attached is lower Thompson Falls in The White Mountains, New Hampshire, at Pinkham's Notch the base of Wildcat Mountain. Taken weekend preceding 4th July. When i first viewed the film, my first reaction was ok, nice falls, but so what. It didn't have some special quality that i feel was captured on film. I think i did an ok job of "documenting" this nice falls, but it doesn't make so much a great photograph, print in bringing this setting into the feeling. But the more i look at it now, the more i am appreciating it. I will take it again - there is an upper falls that i failed to move on to; and the exposure of this negative is too low, not enough density to suit me. Done on HP5 with Deardorff 8x10. Metered with Pentax spotmeter and taken with Fuji 450mm lens. 1/4 second exposure, f32. developed Perceptol 1+2 @72F for 18 min. Very poor "scan" using olympus TG-5 P/S camera of the negative on light box. Reversed and resized in Corel PSP.