This shot was about compromises. I had the delicious late afternoon light, a bee, and the lovely lavender, but I couldn’t get rid of the step on the foreground. Cropping the step out was not an acceptable option. When I sat back and moved a bit, I lost the step, but lost the bee as well, as it was already busy buzzing elsewhere. And the angle of the light in the step-less image looked somewhat different.
So I picked this one in the end, step and all, because I feel it captured the scene just right. And that what matters, I think. This image was taken on the front steps of the house looking out to the road, focusing on the beautifully fragrant plants that were backlit by the sun at the golden hour. It’s a perfectly imperfect shot. A good compromise.
Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO400 | f/5.6 | 1/400 |