For anyone that has spent any time over at DP Review....I suspect you have experienced total exasperation from forum participants in regards to any images you might post up. I suspect 90% of the posters with more than 1000 posts have never actually been compensated for any of their images as photos taken of a personal cat or dog or grandbaby in the confines of their underlit flat are too abundant to be commercial viable. I have been shooting professionally for almost 20 years but it is a small segment of my business.
So, I was wondering if any other photographers out their have a fav shot of theirs that might not be technically perfect but, regardless, it is still a fav shot of yours? As photographers, probably most of us have a detailed story for every shot so maybe the personal experience is what compensates for a less technically proficient shot?
This is my buddy Sean....he scored a great deal on a beach house out in Westhampton, Long Island. I have grown up by the beach my entire life and lived on Oahu for several years while in the Navy. So, I think I know something about beaches. Gawd....I had never been out to the Hamptons and fell in love with this beach area....especially off-season.
So, I shot this on the 1st day the first time I went out for a visit...some might say the blurriness of Sean drops technical points but for me it shows a certain "activeness" to a perceived volatile situation of the raging waters. The waves looks wild and he looks brave to go out to sea. But, for the most part it was just mushy bullshit waves but with some slight compression of the optics, to me is seems dramatic.