I frequently trawl the archives and delete images, more and more determinedly of late. This photo, ordinary as the subject matter is, I cannot quite assign to trash. It is neither technically well–crafted nor spellbinding, yet still it holds my attention – a second best shot that deserves more than a second look.
I like the duotonic simplicity. There is a hollow softness in the burnished tones of woodland floor whilst the greens range between vivid and demure. Most of all the image is a reminder that photography is about the capture of light and shade – perhaps urbane subjects help us to remember that. Often I am too easily distracted in a bid to capture something fascinating at all costs..to the detriment of photographic rules quite often.
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Second Best Sundays: I think I shall devote some Sabbaths to these less than satisfactory shots – it’s a good lesson not to be driven by the pride of perfectionism.