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  • Lisa Gordon says:

    This is such a wonderful post.
    Thank you!

  • Gail says:

    There’s so much truth in this post. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Beverly says:

    Well written and explained. I can relate through experience.

  • Enjoyed this article Dan. This is one reason I tend to wait a while to process the bulk of my images. By then I’m less excited and can see the image for what it really is – not as affected by what my expectations were or the disappointment of not meeting them.

  • Hilda says:

    So well written.
    You say: Remember, a good photograph isn’t just a picture of “the thing” or “the place.”
    This take some time to understand it. For anyone looking to get the perfect picture.Thank you for your words. Now I have something to think about during the spring.
    From Hilda

  • ladyfi says:

    So very true. Lovely post.

  • Kia says:

    I sure identify with what you have written. Beautiful post 🙂

  • Katie says:

    Wonderfully written.

  • You have really articulated my feelings about the struggles of being a photographer. Reminds me of the many mistakes that I have made and still make.

  • […] And that leads to the whole circle of expectations and disappointment. We would expect, or at least hope that we can improve on what we did last time, but sometimes it just won’t happen, for whatever reason, and that’s ok. This doesn’t mean you didn’t actually improve or that you’re not any “better” than you were last year, it just means that creativity and photography are vastly fluid activities, and when you combine that with the virtually endless variations from one day to the next, it would be foolish to think that you’ll match it perfectly every single time. […]

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