With over five decades of photography experience, which was self-taught, I have read in many books and magazines on the subject, about the wow factor.
The photograph that you look at and go “Wow! I like that!”
The master landscape photographer Ansel Adams said if you got 10 to 12 of these shots in a year you were doing well. In the days I used film, shooting 36 exposure rolls of Kodacolor film or Kodachrome slides, I was happy to get just one in a roll. Sometimes it was only one in four or five rolls. I was also told by other photographers I was lucky to get those results. So to take an image that says “Wow!” was a very elusive task.
The following image taken yesterday at the Colac Bird Reservation has that Wow factor! What do you think?
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Tip: One of the best pieces of advice I’ve been given: Only ever show your best work.