While having lots of fun in recent weeks, I also feel that photography wise I am an idiot! I failed on so many occasions in those weeks! - I encountered several wild eagles at close distance, but did not manage to get a single shot! (I was not 'prepared' to shoot, was fetching water, setting up camp or preparing food or whatever, long list of excuses). - I managed to let storm blow one of my Lee grad NDs out of my hand onto a rock, total loss (filters apparently always lose against hard and sharp rocks), filter unusable. Of course it was not one of those filters you hardly ever use, but it was one of my friends and I missed it dearly in coming weeks after that incident. - I was stupid enough to forget to remove a filter from my lens while screwing another filter on top for 2 whole days of shooting, of course this was wide angle so I have lots of images with dark corners now when I used that lens. - All my cheap no-name eBay batteries were not up to the job below freezing point, and the damage now seems permanent. (OK, I had backup batteries from Canon and Ansmann, lucky me, still this caused some hassle). Why did I buy those no-name batteries at all? - I missed some good shots because I just could not be bothered. half an hour later I realise what I had done, not to do anything with the beautiful scene encountered ... but then the chance was gone. Is this just me or do other people also have phases where they act so unprofessionally (photography wise)?