So, today when I went to Taughannock Falls, I hoped to escape repeating past images and ending up with trite results. Earlier this winter I published a view of Taughannock Falls. I had done something new in that I was able to position the camera to capture a reflection of the falls in a pool of water near to the camera. No need to duplicate that; many reasons not to duplicate it, too.
Once home today, I downloaded images and began to edit them. Then I saw the truth. Oh, the horror! I recognized that the image (above right) was a cliche! And, it was not as good as what I've done before.This was nothing more than a good exercise in editing. While possible, I had not found anything new in this image.
So, I went back to my computer to look for fresh vision. At the lower part of the gorge was a pile of huge ice chunks washed down during a brief warm spell. They were scattered about below a smaller drop. There was something new there. I explored the compositions and found something that I found fresh.
Could I find something new at the big falls? A companion pointed out some maple trees near the trail at the falls. They still held onto a few rusty red leaves. The texture of the tree trunk and the skeleton of branches are in contrast to the smooth appearance of the snow and distant falls. I found a fresh way to present the big drop.
I feel better presenting this image, but in looking at it I now realize it would be stronger if I had been able to put a person in the middle ground to create interest and a sense of scale. So, today was a learning experience.
Try to learn something new each day. It keeps life interesting.