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!