Trust the cycles, the ups and downs,the ins and outs. Trust equally when
things are bad and good.
- Exercise -
Revisit your "failures". Take a fresh lookat a photograph that didn't work for you.
If you can make a new photograph of the
subject, try a new approach.
If you can't, try re-printing it with a
completely different emphasis.
It's the Winding Road that Leads Us Home|
I had disregarded this photograph when I first made it. The light was wrong, or more likely my exposure was at fault. For whatever reason, I didn't pursue it. Recently, I have been re-visiting past "failures". After all, I've learned a great deal over the years and maybe this new knowledge would make a difference.
One thing I have learned is that when I am drawn to photograph something there is a reason for it. I'm not "snap happy"...I think a great deal before I make the exposure. This curving, single track road through the machair on South Uist lead to an old ruined monastery and I loved the view of it through my lens. After I played with it in Photoshop I was finally able to approximate my sense of the place.
Don't reject your initial impressions...let it stew for awhile. There was something there that is worth pursuing....