Sometimes I wonder why those of you who come back over any again do it? Why do you come back? Or, in other words, if there is merit in my photography, what is it? And if there is, if there is a certain quality that creeps up in my images, at least at times, does this image have it? Or, bluntly put: is this an Image of the Day?
I’m not sure. Sometimes I am, this time I’m not. I was absolutely sure that I have something worthwhile when I made “320 – Night Lights” or “316 – Before the Concert“, and I got feedback that strongly indicates I was right. On the other hand, I am sure “305 – The Scene Of The Crime” is one of my best images, yet there was no reaction at all … hmm … makes me wonder.
Here I am not sure. Not that I have much choice, it’s Friday, traveling day, and this either is the Image of the Day or there ain’t one, but still, I wonder if it is up to the “standard”, if indeed there is one? The problem is, I have made images like this for years and I have made them over and again. This is a kind of image, that I’ve shot so many times, that I feel like plagiarizing myself. Still, it accords to the rules of composition and, what’s more important, it pleases me. Does it you? And if not, why not??
“Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby” by Anita O’Day is the Song of the Day. I have it on Anita’s 1963 album “Once Upon a Summertime“. Sorry, there seem to be no sound samples on the net, but on YouTube I’ve found a clip from a 1986 concert, and here it is: