One of the problems with doing a daily photo project is that even when you are really not happy with the results of your quick, post-work photo, you have to pick something to go with. Taking 20 minutes out of the day to snap a quick photo can be difficult somedays, especially when you are feeling sick.
In the end, this was the photo that I choose:
The idea behind this was that she was searching through the sand, in the heat of the sun, years after a battle, finding the remains of Stormtroopers.
It didn’t quite turn out like that, and I’m really not that happy with the picture. For one thing, I really wanted it to be more obvious it was Stormtroopers she was finding the graves of. For another, I couldn’t get the colour tone as I wanted it, and finally, it’s just not what was in my head. Sometimes getting the scene in your head out into reality, and then getting a picture of it just doesn’t go according to plan! Do you find this? It can get really frustrating!
This one was more what I wanted. Only preferably in focus at the right depth and not so shadowy. This one is straight out of the camera. I was too disappointed with it even to edit it… Exactly what I wanted only not at all.
I also took a couple of different scenes whilst I had the sand out and the figures broken up in it. Again, going for a desolate battlefield approach and just not really getting it quite as I wanted. I think maybe there was just too much glare from the sun and not enough distance to the ‘sand’. I’m thinking I needed to shield the direct light more but I wanted glare… but not so much glare. Yeah, one of those nights!
Do you do daily photography? What do you do when it’s not quite what you wanted? Do you freak out and give up, or just work with what you took?