When I first went to edit this shot in the spring of 2010 I had a few problems with it. It had too much going on besides the two having a pleasant conversation. I couldn't crop and clone the man out cleanly on the right using Capture Nx (the editing program I used with most of my shots for 3 years), and cropping out everything the the right of the young man, didn't satisfy my compositional objections either. Finally I decided it wasn't savable and left it unedited.
But today after almost 2 years have passed I looked at it again, and though I still have pretty much the same problems with it, I also see again what made me lift my camera up to my face when I was viewing this scene live. A nicely lit scene of people enjoying a beautiful spring day, in a beautiful setting in whatever way that made each of them happy. Sometimes even when a scene is flawed, that's all the reason you need to keep it.
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