Metsovo – Pindus Mountains, Western Greece
I rarely process my photos right after taking them. I need to put them aside and forget about them for a while, then get back from time to time and have a look to see if they still impress me, if I still see anything in them and it can be weeks or even months till I “click” with one of them.
But once the click happens, I then can’t wait and start processing it right away. I haven’t yet figured out what it gives for me to click with an image at a certain moment (not earlier, not later), but when that happens I stop everything else (even if I’m in the middle of processing another shot) and start with the new one. It’s like a magnet drawing me and I can’t resist it no matter what.
Just happened today. I was working on another shot and at some point, when going over my shots I ended up looking at some I took a couple of months ago, in the mountains and I stopped at this one, forgetting that I was working on something else and I didn’t stop till I finished processing it.
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