Quebec City, QC, July 2011
About this photo: Thematic. Playing with light. You. Here. Because you want to.Every time I look at this picture, I think about what it isn't. Namely, focus, composition and lighting are all, to be charitable, off. Way off. In a past life, I probably would have deleted it from the set and forgotten about it.
But every time I saw it, my finger hovered over the delete button but didn't actually press it. There's something in this moment, captured almost reflexively as I walked down a busy Quebec City street, that makes me wonder who she was, what she was doing there and what happened to her after I continued on my way. Was she a regular
Lesson learned: Even the technical failures (like this one) have some kind of redeeming value.
Your turn: Do you hold onto so-called failed photos?