I think I discovered something this past weekend. At least about myself. I sometimes succumb to “Shiny Object Syndrome” — the impulse to process and post the first image from a set that catches my eye. I’m not talking about Social Media posts from the field — I love those. I love seeing what my photography friends are doing in real time and I love the tease those posts provide. And I don’t think I do enough of that.
No, what I am talking about posting to my blog the first image (shiny object) from a set that catches my eye. Which is what I did this past weekend.
The shiny object in this case was the image I posted on Saturday (here, and below).
After the shoot at Sugar Hill I went through the images relatively quickly. I found that one and liked it. I processed it on my Macbook pro while still on vacation and did a quick blog post.
When I got home yesterday — a few days removed from the shoot — I uploaded everything to my desktop machine and went through the images with a more discerning eye. I found images I liked better. I processed images using my standard workflow.
I think both images have their merits and I think both are blog worthy, but I probably would have lead with the image above.
Your thoughts on Shiny Object Syndrome?