So a few things happened today that, for me, called for a response. So let me get right to it!
The first came this morning when I realized that one of the photos I posted yesterday was the wrong image! Imagine my embarassment when I realized that the beautiful cliff side vista had a big lens flare right in the middle. I suppose I could have slipped the correction in and hoped that nobody noticed, but I think its theraputic to admit an error. I think it’s also good to admit that capturing an image to be proud of often takes time and more than one attempt. Here is the image I meant to post. A little nicer without the lens flare, right? Or maybe you disagree . Either way feel free to let me know.
Second: I was very fortunate to receive some great feedback from a photographer I greatly respect and admire. It was suggested I try cropping this image to eliminate a rather funky looking plant that intruded into the side of the frame. I had tried this before, but was unhappy with the result. The suggestion to try cropping made me think that maybe that first instinct wasn’t so off key. So I tried again, this time not cropping so close to the leaf, but removing enough of the plant to keep the attention on the subject. I also cropped a bit off the left to tighten the frame and keep the viewer coming back to the leaf. I think this second attempt works better than the original. Just goes to show, it pays to listen to those who know. Thanks Wayne!
This last one is more about correcting an oversight. I kind of glossed over this next image at fisrt, looking instead at the grand vistas of the cliff sides, or the frosted leaves. Coming back to it now I am actually quite impressed. I don’t have a macro lens, so I have to admit, I have a new found respect for my little kit lens. The detail here is more than I could have hoped for, espcially without a tripod. I am quite proud of this one really. If only I had seen it before I submitted my images for my camera club competition. Another day I suppose.
Maybe it’s just the editor in me, but it seems that corrections can be fun! Enjoy!