I've learned to take the shot when I see it and don't count on getting it later. You never know what the conditions will be later. The boat might not have been there later, it could have been raining, and the light would be different.
The conditions for the morning and evening shots were similar. Other than the direction, the light was pretty much the same. I composed the shot differently each time. We were in more of a hurry in the morning and didn't stay long at the boat. After a day of hiking we were too tired to move quickly in the evening. After spending some time with our tired feet in the cold lake water we stopped again and I took a little more time composing the shot the second time around.
The morning shot was taken at 17mm, the widest lens setting I have. The afternoon was taken at 24mm, which didn't distort the boat as much and brought the trees on the far shore in closer. I also took the afternoon shot from a lower position to get a better perspective on the boat. I didn't include the mountain peak in the afternoon shot because it was pretty dark a featureless due to the angle of the sun.
I have two different shots of the same subject. I prefer the afternoon because of the sunlight and the camera angle. You may prefer the morning shot with the mountains. There's no right or wrong answer.
The verse for this photo is Psalm 30:5 - "Joy comes in the morning". As we wrap up another year we can look forward to God providing joy in our lives. We will all have trials in 2014 but God promises Joy. All we have to do is ask and it will be given.
I hope you have a joyful 2014. Stay tuned as the Calendar Chronicles continues in 2014.