Work gets in the way of a life. I had a rare (lately non-existent) break in the work schedule today. I got a few shots today, this is the best, and got the memory cards dumped into Lightroom.
If you look closely at my photo catalog, you will detect a trend towards Winter. The rainy season pushes the construction season into storage for a few months; at which time I have more time for fun.
One of my High School English teachers said, “the essence of writing is crossing out.” I think the essence of photography is cropping out. Eliminate all that doesn’t contribute to the story. Be ruthless.
Some of the cropping happens before releasing the shutter, some happens in processing. What happens, in my case, is further recognition of non-essential elements. But, had I not cropped what I knew was non-essential when there I might not have seen what more needed to come out.
Love, and creative destruction.
Claude Monet spent a lot of time and effort on his garden and frequently used it in his paintings. A densely packed garden will keep a painter or photographer busy for quite some time.
Click through the image to see additional images shot the same day.
This is why I like portraiture so much.