By Scott Shephard
I found a trove of digital photos that I took in 2002 and 2003 with my first high end camera, a Canon 1D. It was a 4.4 megapixel camera that cost 25 times more than my first car, which was a 1949 Plymouth. (The car cost $200. You do the math.)
Anyway, most of this "trove" of photos needs to be trashed. But there are a few keepers, including this one. Ten years ago, my photography was based on intuition, which is to say, I didn't really know what I was doing but I occasionally I did something right.
I won't say that this photo is a great photo but I will say that the light is pretty good. And most good photos need the right light. Was I conscious of the light back then? I doubt it. But I obviously saw something in this scene that caught my eye
My photographic intuition back then was no doubt informed by all of the art and photos I spend my spare time looking at. It still is.