One of the biggest challenges I have when taking pictures is fully capturing what I see and feel. Sometimes, it can’t be done and other times I don’t know how to do it. This is a shot I took in spring 2010, and was one of my favorite pictures at the time, not for technical reasons but for personal ones. It was the first time I used my SB-28 flash to enhance an otherwise lost scene. Not my best work. Would I put this one in my favorites folder now if I took it yesterday? I don’t know, but I doubt it.
I’ve learned a bit more about white balance and colour casts since then, so I decided to re-process this picture. It’s still not quite what I saw and felt, but it’s closer. Which one do you like better? I still have a soft spot for the first.