These hawk photos are different. Or are they?
What’s the difference between an average photo and a good one. Uncommon views often provide uncommon beauty. Waiting for better light (patience alert), viewing the subject from a different perspective (sore knee alert) or deciding how much of the scene to show (cropping alert) are just a few examples.
I like to think I’m a practical person so there is an obvious solution to better photos. Just do something different than the norm. Easy. Except of course that depends on the norm and which norm you are accustomed to viewing. And if too many people start doing the same unusual, we are back to where we started.
It reminds me of an old man who lived beside us when I was just a boy. His trademark flannel jacket was a common scene for years as he worked in the yard during cool weather. He wore that same jacket all the time I had known him. One day it struck me that he had worn that jacket right back into the style that the cool kids were wearing. How awesome was that! I see hope for my fashion choices.
All this to say that I chose three hawk photos for this post because they are different. I will let you be the judge on the grander scale.
They are different to me.