M1 Wk7: Strategic Choices

Forum: Faux Pas

About to board our coach to return to the UK at the end of a school battlefields tour in Flanders, I spotted a lone poppy beautifully lit by the late afternoon sun in a field of unripe barley.  I thought I had a good shot in the bag: composition acceptable, exposure fine and very shallow focus on the flower.  There was not time to check the shot and no chance to reshoot as we had a ferry to catch.  On reviewing the image, as a thumbnail it looked promising, but sadly I had focussed on the grass behind the poppy rather than the flower itself, so it was destined for the bin.  Fortunately I did not delete the image as it was subsequently used to great effect as a colour wash behind some pertinent text, to reasonable acclaim.

I remain hopeful of being able to capture that for which I was striving!

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