Yesterday, I posted a photo and asked you to comment on it. We are discussing it at the Facebook page, and I wanted to share here slightly different version of the same photo:
A slightly different version
In a traditional view, there is no denying that this is the better photo. The lines are clean, it is self-contained, there are no distractions, and the composition is technically very correct.
Thanks to some friends, I’ve been challenged creatively about photograpy and writing. The photographic side is two-fold (at a minimum) and is long overdue. To truly excel, to grow and advance, we need to be pushed beyond our comfort zone. For me, one of the comfort zones has been certain set-ups on the camera, that have worked well for me. Trick is, I need to step outside them to grow. So, that’s what we are trying to make happen, and my friends are challenging me to push further and faster. The results, though, are well worth any discomfort:
A different view of the Strand on the square in Marietta, GA
The software that was recommended is amazing, and will make life much easier. It really is like being in a darkroom again, and while not yet intuitive, it is close and powerful. Lots of neat tools that will let me rapidly edit and catalog photos.