|March 18th: Dan River brown on a rubber-legged stone|
This month’s set of unusual images could easily be titled The Photo Bin - Lemonade Edition. Sometimes what comes out of the camera after an outing is disappointing. Sometimes it's pure crap. Don't despair. Like people, every photo probably has some redeeming quality. You just have to look a little harder and work with it. After all, you took the shot, didn't you? You saw something that inspired you to trip the shutter. It might still be in there, somewhere. So, occasionally, and as a last resort, take those digital lemons and give them a creative squeeze.
|March 1st: Haw River grasses under Carolina blue skies|
|March 18th: Luminous spring bloodroot rising through the winter litter|
These three images were bit bucket bound, but each had that something. With a little imagination, and a little fiddling, each was saved and now beautifully reflects how I perceived that particular moment - just not how the lens did. The grasses really did pop in the afternoon sunlight and the bloodroot blossoms glowed that warm spring day. The camera simply didn't have the imagination to see it.
Now, if I could only figure out how to make fish look bigger.