|Faded roses. Nikon D7000|
When taking pictures, as I look through the viewfinder, I have been trying to apply the concept of 'if I took this picture, how could I make it better'. I may then remove some specks of dirt from a flower and move a leaf or two, change the angle of view or rearrange objects in a scene to improve the composition before tripping the shutter on the camera.
I saw the dead and dying roses today and went to take a picture. I realised the question of 'how could I make this picture better?' gets quite inverted; is better making the flower heads tidier, or looking even more dead?
I pondered for a while, could not decide, and then just took a picture anyway. It is far too easy to over think the process sometimes and it can get in the way of the fun of photography. I think it may be time to make another pinhole camera to have some real fun wasting film :)