Occidental cross country team was using the trails for practice. I remember the moment: I saw how perfect the light was, heard the young men coming, aimed my camera and snapped when they galloped around the bend, kicking up the dust.
I wasn't going to post this shot. I was going to enter it in contests or sell it to a magazine. (Still might do that, who knows? Still might crop it some more. Might not.) I did enter it in one contest. It didn't place.
Then I got busy and a year went by (whoosh!) and yesterday the Occidental runners were at Hahamongna again. They were young and serious. They ran hard. But they weren't the same. The light was different. I was different, too.
I could come to conclusions about this
(a photo is an unrepeatable moment)
(art is meant to be shared, not hoarded)
(I'm not objective)
but I'd rather hear your ideas. Have you got something you're keeping, waiting for the right moment to show it? A secret? A surprise? A recipe? A work of art?
Update: checked out the info on the photo. I shot it in September of 2008. I've been holding onto it for two years, not one. Jeez.