Friday, April 29, 2011

The Scene Today: Solitary Bloom in North Berkeley

While The Scene Today posts were never meant to be a photograph a day project the column is rapidly turning into that. An unintended, yet interesting, side effect of this column has been improved editing skills.
Solitary Bloom
Wednesday evening I went for a walk around North Berkeley. As usual I had my camera at my side and ready to go and took lots of photos.
Wednesday a lot of photos were left on the cutting room floor so to speak. Why? Because in this series, I've been challenging myself to chose just one photo. Some days I nail it in one take and I just know, but that's rare. Wednesday with the changing light a few shots were obvious throw aways, having technical problems. But there were two photographs that had nothing technically wrong with them. Their only failing? Aesthetically and compositionally, they were just OK. They have been doomed to stay for now on my laptop.
Today's photo was the second to last photo I shot. I didn't use flash or reflectors and I haven't manipulated the image in Photoshop - this is how it came out of the camera. In the fading light, it looks as if it's lit from beneath on the left. Anyone know what type of flower this is? I've never seen one like it before.
How do you choose a shot or shots from a series of photographs you've taken?
Ciao Bella!
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