So, I wasn't quite sure if / where this topic would fit into the forum, however, please feel free to delete or move the post if it's not suitable here. The reason I have posted here in the beginners forum, is to highlight that planning and practice are key to continued development and success, to achieve the image you want. We have all been places and returned to find that we've not caught the image we wanted or had in our mind, and become frustrated by it, some to the point that they would put the camera back in the box and think "I can't do it".. Anyway, As you will see from the below images, I had just that issue. I have walked past this fountain many times, and longed to catch it in full flow at night (sometimes they're shutting it off). The first shot was my first attempt; I took the shot, at a glance liked what I saw in camera and shot a few more from the same / similar position and that was it. When I got home and edited, I clearly saw many issues which frustrated me badly. 1) Blown highlights in the front water arcs 2) Despite straightening and cropping it felt off centre 3) Pretty bad framing and composition 4) THE WATER JET IS OUT OF LINE WITH THE CRACK IN THE WALL!! Clearly knocks the entire image off and for me it was unrecoverable. 5) Lens flare (caused by the water splashing the lens as I was too close, which was too much to remove in post) Number 4 was the breaking point, how could I be so stupid as to not take the time to ensure my composition and alignment were correct, why did I allow such blown highlights, was I just being lazy or simply pleased to eventually be passing here when the fountain was still on and having a chance to shoot? Feel free to add additional criticisms to that.. Last week we again were visiting the park and the again the fountain was still playing, This time I was adamant I would not make the same mistakes. I set up, carefully, checked my angles, positions, composition, double checked my ISO/SS/AP. I wanted what I had imagined for a long time. Below is the image that I left with from that evening. Immediately I was happier with every aspect of this shot. I shot a couple of exposures allowing me to recover some of the highlights in post from being totally blown, and despite the editing differences (and improved composition/backdrop), I think you would agree it is a more pleasing shot. It's a very long winded way of me saying, if you don't get the shot you saw in your mind, don't give up or get mad, use it to drive your learning, choose the areas you feel you didn't quite capture correctly and work on them, make a note or a mental note so when you return to get the shot, not only will you come away with something you wanted, but you will have improved your understanding and knowledge of your photography. Let me know what you think..