A Good Percentage

I have been spending the last couple of weeks editing many of the photographs I took on my recent trip to South Haven. What is rare, for me, about this editing session is the number of photos that I call my “selects” — images that I find appealing and worthwhile to spend time post-processing.

Depending on the location, weather conditions, and the job I do as a photographer, the percentage of select images out of a total shoot may be no better than fifty percent. Out of that amount, usually only three or four images have the quality and interest to be posted online or printed for my taste. In this South Haven trip, however, my selects were about eighty percent, AND I just finished printed off eleven images that will be gallery worthy. A pretty good catch, based upon my history.

Why? A few reasons come to mind: 1) ideal weather conditions, 2) patience, and 3) knowing my camera gear. I will talk about these in depth at a later time.

Please enjoy these images. They will be going up in my online gallery soon, and if you are so inclined, will be available for purchase as well.

A Majestic Sunset

A Majestic Sunset

My photography has not brought me to many wildly unique places. I do not have a social media "presence" and I certainly do not "influence" anything in that realm. When I get the inspiration to grab my camera gear and head out on a photographic journey to the other side of the county, seven times out of ten I will ditch that idea before I leave the house. (If I'm honest, that bailing percentage is probably closer to 80 percent).

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