This photograph was taken completely by accident! This all occurred while I was out shooting on this past Veterans Day. I accidentally pressed the shutter of my main camera while switching to my secondary camera. I didn’t even realize I had taken this picture until I returned home to review the images on the computer. After seeing the shot I realized that although it was all wrong from a concious photographic point of view, it was still something about it that I really liked. So while deleting all the shots I deemed “bad” or “unusable” something about this shot forced me to keep it. I spoke briefly yesterday about the importance of carefully reviewing shots before deleting them, or keeping some of the bad images because you might end up liking them later on. This was a case of not knowing I had taken a shot, and under normal circumstances would consider it a bad shot, but yet finding myself drawn to it for some reason? Maybe because it’s not technically perfect? Maybe because, despite being an accident there’s still enough of a story in the frame to warrant a glance or two? Who knows? Whatever the reason is I like it enough to want to share it with everyone here. Some may see the value of it the same way I did, and some won’t, but, isn’t that what photography is all about anyway? You decide what appeals to you!
Happy Veteran’s Day everyone!!! Thank you to all the brave men and women who sacrifice for our country and our freedom. I’d like to give a very special thank you to all of my relatives that have and currently serve in the United States military.
Below are a few (trust me, although it’s a lot it’s only a few) selections from the hundreds of the photos I captured while at the Columbus GA Veteran’s Day Parade. This post also represents my largest update ever!!! No editing, color correction or anything, these are straight from the camera. I hope everyone enjoys their day as well all of my photos.
To view the gallery or for a larger view please click on any image