At first, this was an image that we immediately skipped over when going through the culling process. I mean, it’s an easy decision to make since it’s completely out of focus. *sighs*, *hits next button*, and the culling continues. But all of a sudden I stopped. Something “told me” to go back, and I did. I looked closer at the image and realized that this “Missed shot” actually may not be so bad.
I realized then that the little low-hanging cloud directly behind them stole the focus. The reason why was because we used, as usual, a single point in our focusing and we must have missed our couple. And when I looked at this image long enough – I realized, it doesn’t have to be perfect to tell a story. The longer I looked, the more I loved it. It’s imperfect, but it says a lot. It shows where our couple was, what they were doing, what the environment was like, the mood and the atmosphere – all while letting our viewers “imagine” the rest. There is an art in imperfection.