2020 05 14 Diary 023

Good photos are a mixture of observation, patience and luck – and a bit of tweaking in Photoshop. After a typical walk, I may end up with a hundred photos. Editing removes the technically poor, the duplicates, the dull and the artistically underwhelming. The only reason to keep a poor photo is if it contains a particularly valuable piece of information.

And then there’s the killer shot. The one where you punch the air and go “Killer shot!”.

This is a killer shot. It breaks one of the fundamental rules of photography which says that you should take a picture of your subject staring straight into the camera, but it just works. The one taken a second before, with the head slightly tilted, just doesn’t have the same power or intensity.