I thought it might be interesting to every once in awhile, display images that are considered "throw aways" or "not good enough for print".
I have my reasons for not wanting to use certain images... For example, the photo of a woman sitting on an apple was shot at a orchard near Stillwater Minnesota. I liked the concept of the woman relaxing on top of the apple enjoying the fresh autumn air. The vibrant colors are nice... but I can't get over the blade of grass in front of the apple!! it really bothers me. Why didn't I remove the blade of grass prior to taking the shot? It's funny, but I never saw it.
When looking through the viewfinder, I am concentrating on so many things, sometimes I miss the obvious. I was so concerned about getting a sharp focus on the woman, that I didn't pay attention to the elements around the apple. It sure was obvious when I processed the pics later that day.
The following photo really bugs me (:-) It was supposed to convey that one of the bug exterminators was afraid of a little bumble bee. His co-worker was trying to convince him to participate.
The problem I have with this shot, is that the bee didn't want to cooperate! This was the only shot where he was within reasonable distance of the figures. Most shots he wasn't even in the frame. If the bee would have faced the camera for just one shot, I would have been happy. As it is, you can't tell if the bee is alive or dead, coming or going... or if the bee is even a bee. So, this shot didn't make the cut.