I usually take multiple photos of whatever catches my eye, as I am not always so steady, and often the smallest change of angle or tilt can dramatically alter the composition. When I am lucky enough to have a photo shoot that goes for several days, I also tend to revisit some especially fruitful situations. The light changes or I think of a different approach or I see something new. This can produce hundreds of pictures. In the case of the trip to the river, there were over 500 photos to contend with.
To organize them all and start to sort out the winners, I begin by putting them all in a single file. Then I divide them into as many sub-files as necessary to make sense of them, the files named as descriptively as possible . The river series produced twelve categories, including such groups as "the Thin Red LIne", "Stems and Bowls", and "Stack o' Crystal Balls"
There are always a few that defy categorization, or that are one-of-a-kind. Here are a few from the "Cool Things" category.
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.