i've been experimenting with finding views, a process similar to making pictures. i'm a dedicated believer in making my picture inside the camera, not anywhere else. my former photography teacher's words echo pleasantly in mine ears, as soon as i set out walking and am shooting pics: "do not try and fix a bad composition. start afresh."
coming back from my daytrip to london early last week, i threw away half of the snaps as i downloaded. no pondering nor thinking beyond the box. yes, i eliminated a first scented magnolia flower on the london wall, for it came out well bad. it had lost its allure through poor composition. a bad photo will not produce a good one, however hard you try. start afresh.
i'm not your regular photoshop cropper, the same way i never was a dark room cropper. people sometimes ask me. do i do anything to my images? i do and i don't. bad composition in essence is a goner. light; that's a different matter. last week, i city walked in drab, grey weather and so i did colour and light infuse my images later, by applying simple PS parameters. i cut myself some slack.
with this tolerable set of images in front of me, i was trying to find other views. i was pondering cropping them down to a square format. could i make my images talk back to me that way and imagine if they would! i brewed myself a pot of coffee, listened and chopped-chippety-cropped a way through some forty snaps. jane's corner view, francesca's hosting, dorte's theme.