The Challenge isn’t Earth Bound
There is a skill that comes with time and once you have that skill, I think it turns into being a curse. At least I find it at times being a curse. And that skill? Seeing past the subject to the background. The background is this sweep that when working for us, makes the subject pop and finishes the story begun by the subject. And when the background doesn’t do that, it takes the eye right from the subject destroying the photograph.
The structures in the background just drive me nuts! Their white shapes in the brown and green grab the eye and don’t let go of it. You have this amazing aircraft staring you right in the face, a bright color trying to grab the eye and then there is the background. What can you do about it? Back on earth you could move left, right, up or down and control the background but up in the air, stepping out of the photo ship to change the background just isn’t a good idea. You can wait until you change position in your orbit but often the gesture in the plane is lost. You cannot just take the photo. Yeah, right, ignore that plane?! I really don’t have an answer that’s perfect. I took the photo but they aren’t my favorite but I didn’t delete them. It’s a dilemma!
Photos captured by D3x, 70-200VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film