I've been reviewing all my shots from the last year and practicing my RAW post processing skills (I use the word "skills" loosely here). I find myself wandering down paths that often lead to dead ends, but I always learn something. Sometimes I just curse the fact that I'm so easily distracted.
Anyway, the 3 shots below have many flaws. This was my first day with my 70-200 and the shots were in difficult light and they were poorly exposed. I have worked on them and feel that despite the remaining flaws they are at the very least interesting. Were these worth the effort or would you have tossed them?
Swan #1 - I think this looks the best. Might remove the round water spots, haven't decided.
Swan #2 - I like this one the least. The noise hurts this one more that the others.
Swan #3 - I think this is the most interesting.