I shoot a lot of photos. Of all the shots I take, I probably only process about 5-10% of the images. This is due to a few reasons.

The first is time. While it only takes a fraction of a second to capture the scene, it takes a bit longer to do the post-processing. Since I shoot in RAW mode (more on this in an upcoming post), any image I want to use requires some times spent in front of the computer editing.

The second reason is duplication. Shooting digital photos is cheap. Unlike the film days, taking multiple shots doesn’t cost any more than taking a single photo (other than wear and tear on the camera shutter). When I find an interesting subject, I often will take 5-10 photos of it from various angles at different exposures. Because of this I have a lot of different versions (in my archives) of photos that I have already edited and displayed.

Today’s capture is one of these shots. I have been re-visiting my archives recently looking for photos from the past that I could process. I originally edited a black & white version of this shot with a tighter crop. This time I left it in color and opted to show more of the pottery wheel.

On rainy days, it’s nice to have a backlog of shots to wade through. You never know what you’ll find.

Canon 30D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – 1/320 second, f/6.3, ISO 160