Sometimes my favourite images aren’t the technically perfect ones. They are the ones that capture a moment, a feeling, a better version of reality.
Like this – one of my favourite holiday snaps. I know exactly why you shouldn’t fasten a cheap piece of plastic over a lens without a hood on it and then point it into the sun. Mainly because you’ll get horrific flare and dozens of little reflections of the aperture blades. But somehow this image reminds me more of that magical moment when the sea turned the colour of burnished gold and everything was calm than any technically perfect image would.
Or maybe I’m still chilled after my holiday. Either way, back to normal soon. Whatever normal means.
[BTW one very serious point – take pics like this if you want but really don’t look through the viewfinder when you do. It’s seriously dangerous. For shots like this I love my Nikon D5000 with flip out live view screen.]