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Choosing sucks, do it anyway.

Distilling a photo shoot down two the few top images takes a lot of practice and refinement to do it quickly. You have to learn to really trust yourself and know what your are looking for in the images. But the editing process doesn't end when you're done pushing pixels, adding images to your portfolio is in a lot of ways a much tougher edit than any 100 layer PSD image what happens when you can't decide between two images? For me, its easy to know why I can't decide, at least this time. My beautiful Liz with nothing but a sheet and her tattoo? If I didn't have a pretty good idea of what I was after with this shoot I'm sure it would have been even harder to distill this shoot down. But making choices, even tough ones, with confidence is what my photography is all about, so I had to suck it up and decide. Ultimately the shot was intended to show off Liz's tattoo as much as possible, so that and the very subtle pull to one image over another that has taken me a long time to listen to and trust is what helped me choose in the end. But if you really like both images what are you to do with the second that just barely didn't make it over the other one? Write a blog post about hard choices of course! With all of that said here is the second choice in this shoot.

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We make do with what we have so we can journey, make art.

And now for something a little different: Landscapes