I can relate to how she defines the second best. In fact, my files are overloaded with “neither technically well–crafted nor spellbinding…” photos. Nonetheless, I like some of these shots simply because they hold special moments or stories. There are a few examples.
The photo below was taken at the South California beach. It was the evening before the 4th of July, the beach and the beach walking trail were packed with young and old with different ethnicities. All were having a relaxing, fun time.
Here, you see youngsters were playing volleyball and an American flag was standing right next to the sun. These two photos seem to speak of the 4th of July.
Beautiful sunset and California palm trees always make me smile.
Laura is a photographer, yet she thinks “a second best shot that deserves more than a second look.” If you want to join the theme, click here.