One area where I struggle with my photographs, is deciding which ones to use. I found this particularly difficult for my Graded Unit last year at college - I had taken hundreds as part of the project, and was forced to whittle the selection down to ten. It was a major headache, but at least I had the theme of Connections to use as a parameter. If I loved a shot, but couldn't really justify it under the theme heading, it was out. This Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Project however is a bit different. All the shots I've taken are of food I've eaten so they're all relevant and they're all up for use. Most of the time, I have an idea in my head, attempt to set it up and then pick the best shot. This morning, I woke up hungry and I was more concerned with eating my breakfast than shooting it. The more observant may notice that there are six quarters of toast in these shots. That's because I had to wolf down half a slice of toast before I even got the camera out! The consequence of this was that I was a little muddled in my thinking and wasn't quite sure how I wanted the final shot to look. So I took a few variants and now I can't decide which one I like the best. In the end, I posted the more minimal looking one to the project, but I quite like the warmth and colour to be found in the second. I'm still not sure I made the right decision.
Last week, we went to CostCo for a top-up of general supplies. They have a photography competition running until the end of this month. The theme is wide open - Give Us Your Best Shot, or something very like that. I'd like to enter. But that means picking out which is my best shot. Given the trouble I had deciding between the two above for a simple little personal project, I don't think I stand a chance!!