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Low-Hanging Fruit

Wooden Cross on an Adobe Arch Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, 2011

Wooden Cross on an Adobe Arch
Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, 2011

I’ve read somewhere that as a photographer you should try to see past the images that are obvious, and that if you don’t spend a substantial amount of time working on your images after capture, it’s likely that you have not developed them to their full potential.  As a practical matter, I find these propositions generally to be true in my own photography, as most of the images I’ve made that I like tend to follow this pattern.

As with most things, however, I don’t find them to be inviolable rules.  This composition was pretty obvious to see in the field, at least to me, and I don’t believe I spent more than about five minutes working on it once I brought it into my computer.  Sometimes, the obvious choices are the best ones, and there’s no need to put in more work than the amount that is required.

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