It’s been said a million times: it’s all about timing. Well… it is! Here’s a random shot in Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt. Had I come 15 minutes earlier or later, it wouldn’t have been there. Sometimes you can anticipate, set up and wait; but I’m pretty sure as I wandered giddy through the ruins I wasn’t going to see this ankh and think, Whoa, I bet the sun poking through those stones up there is going to cross this column at exactly this height and frame the image!
No bracketing or anything sensible like that. Just one shot, with film. Total luck.