Three Views of Three Tables (3)

Three Views of Three Tables (3)

All photographers (on Flickr, at least), fall roughly into one of two categories.

The first are the photographers who are highly critical of their own work, and are willing to share only the best of the best. So they might upload only once a day, or week, or even less often than that.

The second kind are the prolific sharers. They’ll upload a half dozen images which just aren’t that different from one another. Maybe it’s a different perspective, or different treatment, or just a black and white version – but essentially it’s the same thing, over and over.

In practice, I lean much more towards that second group, bu t I’m of multiple minds on this. On the one hand, I envy the photographers who by virtue of their habits, garner dozens (or even hundreds) of comments on their photos and get every single one into Explore because of the quality and length of time each image is on their front page.

But on the other hand, there’s really no cost to sharing everything. The community picks out which ones it likes, and to be honest I’m usually surprised by which ones get the biggest responses.

In other case,  I’ve been trying to discipline myself not to give into versionitis as much as I used to, trying to pick out just one photo of any given subject to share, and making sure each one is fairly unique, at least compared to the other photos I’m sharing at the same time. This was a borderline case though – it’s one of three shots of essentially the same subject (the other two are here and here). Are they different enough to have justified sharing all three? I don’t know, but at the end of the day I couldn’t narrow it down to just one.

Exposure: 1/125″
Aperture: f/5.6


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