A quick note (well not sure how quick this will be but the attempt at being quick is there) to inform those who may be wondering why some of my photos go up, then down, then back up again of what is happening. When I post a photo, I have done everything that I can see to do to make it perfect. After posting I often see mistakes. Color isn’t right, brightness/contrast isn’t right, and a myriad of other small details that others probably wouldn’t even notice unless I point them out.
Well, here’s the rub. If I hang that photo in my house (which I am inclined to do way more often than people think) if there is even one tiny flaw, it will bug me. There are photos that I thought were great 10 years ago that I wouldn’t even consider putting up for others to even see, much less buy, because I wouldn’t hang it in my house. I have shown others some of these photos and I get the ooo’s and ahhhh’s and I tell them “this is crap”. They then look at me like I’m freaking nuts, until I point out what is wrong with the photo. Then they say “Well, it’s a pretty photo and I’d hang it.” To which I say, I am not looking for pretty photos. Those are a dime a dozen. Lots of people out there with lots of money for lots of expensive equipment and lots of time for vacations do pretty pictures. I am an artist first, photography is my medium.
This is the latest image that I have had to correct. I love the image but there was one detail that has been plaguing me for years now. I think I finally have fixed it. No, I’m not going to tell you what that detail is. I am, after all, a magician too.