. . . be it that bargain camera you passed up or that once-in-a-lifetime shot you passed by.
Here's mine. In 1981, I was living in Wichita, Kansas, and in the classified ads of the Wichita Eagle-Beacon saw an ad that read "Original Ansel Adams print for sale. Appointments only." I minored in photography in college and Adams was my hero. My curiosity piqued, I made arrangements to meet with the owner and view the print. The guy was the owner of a restaurant that was going into bankruptcy (and avid photographer) and needed the cash. The print was beautiful, and all the documentation seemed in order. The price was staggering to me then---$500 for a photograph! And, it was one of my least favorite of Adams works. I thanked him for his time and passed on the print---"Moonrise, Hernandez, NM"---current selling price, either $57,000 or $75,000, depending on which series it was (the 1978 prints sell at a premium over earlier versions, darker blacks). Either way, I messed up big!
Anyone with a similar story?