Sometimes the best photos are overlooked
Something happens when one is light boarding dozens of photographs at a time. You look through a first pass, a second pass, and even a third pass, choosing only the ones you think are best for the topic at hand. Then, some time later, the topic changes and you go back through the same set of photos and select a completely different set of images.
That’s what brought us today’s images. None of them had been processed or published before today, though their siblings have. We took a different approach, looking for images that were softer, perhaps with a bit of motion blur to them. We wanted edges that weren’t quite as precise and lines not so clearly defined.
The photos are of two different women take at two different times of day in the same room. We gave them a common color palette and were careful to avoid any processing technique that might sharpen the image. We wanted soft, bright, and relaxing.
I know a lot of people who destroy images they don’t use on the first pass. I’ve done that very thing on some occasions. This gallery is a strong argument for not doing that. What doesn’t fit the first time around could well be exactly what you want or need later.
Second chances. Every image deserves them. Maybe even a third. One never knows what needs the future may hold.
As always, click any of the thumbnails below to open the full gallery.