It’s been a bit quiet on this blog recently. There’s a reason for that: I’ve been busy planning my upcoming bicycle tour across Canada. And writing a new blog for it! You can follow my journey on Bicycle Wanderings. A place for travel stories and obviously lots of photos. But no worries, Camera Wanderings will continue to exist as a place to post just a few of my better photos every week. The more wandering, the better!
Two days ago WordPress notified me that I had just reached my 100th post. So I guess that’s a good time to look back. This post presents nine photos that for some reason didn’t make it. They aren’t failed pictures or anything, just (slightly) different versions of the same reality. They only exist on my laptop and in my mind, until now. I know very well you’re not supposed to do this: you choose your photo and stick to it. But picking the right photo is time and time again a real ordeal for me. Evidently choosing is losing and all those kind of clichés. Partly because of that I don’t tend to take a lot of pictures of the same subject. I see something, try to frame it and move on. For me, if it doesn’t work right away it won’t work after ten or twenty more pictures. I try not to fall for the illusion that the photos after the first two or three will be that much better. All that provides for is another full hard drive, a cluttered Lightroom library and more time spent picking the right photo, which in the end will be one of the first ones anyway. The same goes for post-editing. By getting the frame and lighting right the first time I try to keep that other ordeal to a minimum too. Pre-editing is the key. I love taking photos but I don’t as much enjoy processing them. That’s why this blog is a good way to keep that processing going on a more regular basis. But choosing will always be difficult, so here are nine losers that I’m giving a second chance: