Train Station

July 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


It's been awhile since I posted to the blog.  I can fall into the trap of needing to find the perfect image.  It needs to be the the perfect subject in perfect light.  It needs the perfect composition with the perfect post-processing.  The perfection trap can be a major barrier to my creativity and photographic energy.

On a recent day trip to Chattanooga I was struggling to find perfection.  Four hours into the trip and I hadn't even taken the camera out of the bag.  I finally gave up and decided to start photographing what I hadn't been seeing.  This image is one of them.  It was only after I saw the image on the computer screen that I reminded myself that an interesting picture doesn't have to be perfect.

The composition rule of leading lines plays a strong role in this image.  And the black and white version provides some character.

Looking for advice?  Don't let the trap of perfection get in the way.  Allow your photographic vision to be less than perfect.

Chattanooga Choo Choo




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