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- March 20, 2011 by anotherrunner
- The Best Photo I've Taken
This would be the subject the day after I was telling someone that my good friend is a lousy photographer. Now, I have to evaluate my own photography?
What makes a great photograph? Is it the composition? The colors? Or something more?
I think I once heard someone in Hawaii say that you can't take a bad photograph there [because the islands are so beautiful].
When it comes to best photograph -- as opposed to great photograph -- I think we can broaden our definition even further.
Maybe it's the best because circumstances are such that you'll never be able to take that photograph again (you are unlikely to revisit the place where the photo was taken, the subject is no longer available, etc.) Or, maybe it's the best because the subject has deep meaning for you -- a loved one perhaps. (My g/f would joke that using that criteria, I would consider the pictures of my dog as my best.)
My favorite photos are action shots. Some of my best occurred at sporting events: softball games, rodeos, etc.
Years ago, I used to take photographs of surfers. My favorite photos were snapped as the surfer "wiped out!" I took one picture -- and I wish I knew where it is now -- of a surfer who had just flown off his board. In the picture, he is in the air parallel to his board in the water. The board and the surfer are connected by the cord tied to the his ankle. If this picture is as I remember it, it would be one of my best.
In lieu of being able to share that picture, I've included one from a stormy day at the beach (I have a broad definition of "action".) I don't actually think this is my best photograph, but in reviewing my pictures, I found something odd. I'd never looked at these photos full screen before and in doing so today, I saw something I'd never noticed before: in the lower right part of the picture, there appears to be a "fish out of water." This photo was taken in 2006 and this is the first time I've seen that.