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Let me tell you about this image just to reinforce my point...
The capture was a piece of cake. Aperture priority wide open, ISO high enough to get a good shutter speed, pan with the airplane, shoot. He was approaching at an angle but not too far from head-on, so panning was easier than usual. And because of the very gray day and low clouds, he was closer to the ground than usual. Anyone standing next to me could have gotten the same shot. The fact that I clicked the shutter in the half-second it takes that condensation cloud to form and then dissipate is more luck than skill... I've been trying to get that shot for years.
The secret to getting that shot? Being there, and the fact that I've been trying to get that shot for years. Nothing else. It was 50F, windy, low clouds, close to 100% humidity, a slight drizzle at times... an utterly miserable day that made a great argument for staying inside. On such a day, one can be almost certain that the images are going to suck: no contrast, no real distance, no vertical component... but there's a slight chance that the weather will give you that one sunbeam, or dramatic backdrops, or something that'll make a great image.
And I'm stubborn. So I stayed out there, along with a bunch of my friends and fellow shooters. And that one shot was worth the whole trip. But it's not skill, mostly... it's stubbornness and enjoying even the process of trying to get the image as much as the final image itself.