I did it again. I picked out an image from a shoot that I thought had potential, and today, I looked at it and wanted to trash it. I really don’t know if I’m being too picky – over editing – or if my initial reaction was far too optimistic – under editing. Funnily enough, I don’t usually have this dithering problem when I’m working with black and white images.
I love working with color but it’s a difficult concept for me. Getting the subject to balance color with form, getting the color right in the first place, and making sure that the exposure is right: it’s difficult for me. And I really don’t like feeling like a clueless idiot, so I’d prefer to get this under control and get on with shooting.
This is one of those shots where I had a bright idea and the end result just isn’t what I imagined. I wanted to capture the translucent quality of the fruit with light shining through it – instead, I ended up with hot highlights and a really odd closeup texture.
I’m truly a perfectionist at heart, so it’s extremely difficult for me to post this image knowing that I’m not happy with it. But, since it’s what I’m working on at the moment, it goes on the blog for everyone to see. Perhaps I’m too used to looking at the world in monochrome: I miss the vibrancy of life, or more importantly, miss the best way to capture it.
Still working on it – hopefully I’ll get there at some point.