Field of Dreams, originally uploaded by LeggNet.

I paid a price in capturing this photograph of a wheat field.

I was bending down to compose this shot and thought that I could get a better angle on the wheat against the mountain in the background by sitting down. Without taking my eyes away from the camera’s viewfinder, I sat fully down on the ground. It was at this time that I became immediately aware (ouch!) that I had just sat on ground that was literally covered in thorns and those little spikey ball things. I quickly made the capture and then hopped up and spent the walk back to the car pulling thorns out of the seat of my pants. The ride home in the car allowed me a chance to experiment with creative ways to drive without fully sitting on the driver’s seat.

Lesson learned: Look down before sitting on the ground when photographing (or anything else for that matter).