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Archive for November 9th, 2010

What Makes a Favourite?

by on Nov.09, 2010, under Photography

I normally come away from a shoot with one picture that stands out from all the rest as my favourite. It’s pretty clear to me which picture this is yet often I can’t be sure why I prefer that particular shot. Take, for example, this shot from my recent visit to Space Center Houston. I took loads of images while I was there and I’m delighted with most of them but, for some reason, this one stands out for me.

It definitely falls into the minimalist, abstract, geometric category that I typically enjoy and I do love the smooth variation of light over the curved surfaces but why would I prefer this over, say, this shot, or this one?

When it all comes down to it, photography is an emotional activity where our preferences are ruled more by our hearts than our minds. I don’t know why this is my favourite image from that particular visit but my intuition is pretty insistent so I’ll go with that!

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