It is always a mystery to me, why some photographs work, and others don’t. Yes a good composition, a good history or emotions – or even better – all in one. But sometimes you just get surprised. This photo, was taken a couple of years ago. At first I put it aside, because of a very red light and I forgot about it. A couple of days ago, I was browsing through my old photos, and I noticed the wonderful laughs from the children who were dancing. So I decided to try a monochrome version, and liked it.
To me this photo is not the best, when you look at the composition. And the story with some dancing children and a band in the background, is maybe, a bit plain. But the emotion, the feelings, the happiness and true joy, just did it for me. I then decided to post it to some street photo groups on Facebook. And I have never had so many likes on any photo before. If you knew me, you would know that likes on social medias, is something I care very little about. Nevertheless it gives you an indication if a photo works for the viewer or not. And in this case, it shows me that there are so much more to a photo, than the composition and the photographic rules, we all try to fulfill. And this is such a relief. This is what keeps me trying to make the next photo better! You never know what works 😉