There’s an old adage that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This runs true in all sorts of ways. We’ve all made mistakes with people, at job interviews, with good friends, and sometimes you get the chance to go back and fix your mistakes – but not always.
I think it’s similar to when you make photographs – but you do usually have two chances. Once when you take it, and once when you edit it. There’s also the time when you take something, bring it home, and surprise even yourself. You haven’t seen what you’ve got at the time you took it. Whether it be because you didn’t look at the image on the back of the camera, or because you just didn’t ‘see’ it.
So the second chance comes into play. You didn’t just randomly delete it whilst you were out (NEVER delete anything whilst you’re out!), and now you can edit.
When I took the shot below – I was playing with the double exposure function of the camera… We were in a shopping centre, and security was popping around – you all know what it’s like – I’m on private property doing something that security doesn’t like or allow – anyway, so I was sneaking photographs. Camera low down – and just shooting what ever took my fancy.
When I got home, I had this….
Unlooked for and unplanned. I had no idea what I had.
Most of what I took I deleted, but this is the one I liked the best. Keep shooting.