No matter how high tech your camera gear is, it can’t help you reclaim a missed moment. Take the shot of this doorway to the Thikse Monastery in Northern India. Third-generation photographer Kristian Bogner captured it when, exhausted (and running late), he reached the 12-storey complex, which is perched at an altitude of 3,600 metres. “I could hear this special prayer ceremony that I was invited to going on in the background, but I made the decision to stop and take the picture,” he explained. “I knew that the light, the moment and the energy would never be the same. I’ve been back to this place two other times, and I’ve never gotten anything like this.” Takeaway: Remember to be present when you travel—and to practise mindful photography.