is a photo I make whilst passing. You know the feeling: Walking with camera in hand and you see something picturesque. Something that stands out and you stop or go back and take a snapshot. You work on composition, get the shot and think: “If only there were more clouds, if it was during golden light, if…” You start picturing this frame in your head under different, more outstanding conditions. What I am imagining is a shot half an hour before sunlight, some clouds, same aspect ratio, same composition or one with natural framing and a long exposure. Same 100mm prime lens on a fairly calm day. The red and gold light of pre-dawn, together with a slow shutter speed will add drama, excitement and dynamics.
Living permanently on Great Barrier Island gives me the opportunity to revisit sites and areas and re-create photos under more dramatic conditions. Every good photo I have made or every photo I plan to redo stays in my head. Like a strong memory, every time I am in a certain area I have photographed before, I recall the image and look at the current conditions. It is a really neat feeling. I will be back and make this snapshot into a good landscape photograph.
Best wishes, Ben