Hard to believe, but when I ran a wedding gown up a flagpole in front of a dozen fellow photographers and shot up the skirt in the wind, this is exactly the sort of image I expected to obtain at the end. As per usual, they thought I’d lost it. Perhaps. More curious is that I haven’t made a remix in a while. It is immensely fun, especially when making a spectacle of yourself in the process.
We made a brief trip to Torrey, Utah, last month, with only time for a very short excursion into Capitol Reef National Park.
Original file made with Nikon D700, 28-70mm at 60mm, ISO 400, f 8.0, 1/180 sec. Color conversion in Lightroom.
I like this a lot, including the yellow in the upper left corner. Taken backstage before my nieces’ Nutcracker performance, it is a wall against which many sets must have been painted.
Today, I had to cut an essay down by 40%. The first 20% may have improved it; by 30%, I was losing content and it was getting dense. The last 10% was hard. I should have cut 10% more to meet the “suggested guidelines”, but I didn’t. If “suggested guidelines” really means “rigidly enforced rule,” then I might not like the outcome. But I can’t do anything about that. I wrote concisely, informatively and persuasively. If they count a few extra words against me, so be it.