I’m a photo hoarder. When I download shots from my camera I’ll take out the obviously bad ones but I tend to hold on to so many that my photo files become stuffed to the gills. The reason is that experience tells me that sometimes I’ll look at an image that I pretty much discounted on day one but on a second viewing I’ll see something I like. This means of course that regular chucking out sessions are necessary in order to maintain at least some sense of order.
I was having just such a clear out recently and came across a photo that was very unpromising – poor light, an ugly backdrop and only one camera angle was possible. I’d taken it in February because it’s of a lovely white camellia – the first of the season on this particular bush. Successful pruning of photos means being brutal but before I hit the ‘delete’ button on this one, something made me start fiddling with it.
~ Miss Coppertone ~
My aim is always to start with the best photos I can possibly take but sometimes, when that just isn’t possible, I love the ability to fake it with the tools now at our disposal. The first white camellia of the season is now more fittingly immortalised.
Posted for Lisa Gordon’s Creative Exchange.