It’s strange how a negative experience whilst taking photographs can compel us to dislike an image. It’s only when the emotion of the day has been dulled by time that we can see the image for what it is. But when the emotion was strong, its effect can linger.
The image I’m sharing today is one I shot during my ill-fated Nikon D800 experiment last year. When I shot this I was suffering from a trapped nerve in my neck which caused a searing pain in my back. The pain took around 3 months to subside and prevented me from sleeping. It also caused damage to the nerve controlling the triceps muscle down my right arm. Even now, some 12 months later, I can’t flex this muscle in my right arm.
I tell you this detail so that you can appreciate the strong negative emotion I had when I captured the image. This negative emotion is probably why I don’t like this image. In fact, I actually feel a little ill when I look at it. It’s only when I momentarily catch a glimpse, before I can connect it with the events of that day that I thinks it’s a nice shot.
I therefore share this with interest to see how others feel about it.