Below are two photographs. One is the original image as it was captured. The second one is the image I saw in my mind’s eye. I arrived in Monterey after driving 18 hours non-stop from Denver and was exploring the area when I came across this palm plant. I’m not sure you would call it a tree or a bush. In any event, my first impression was that it was too cliche, too ordinary, to capture. (BTW, I don’t “make” an image or “take” a picture. I capture time which produces an image of that moment. Think about that. You are capturing time whether it’s a fraction of a second or several minutes.) I sat on this image and passed it by while editing my other images. The other day I finally knew how to make it sing, how to edit it so that it was no longer ordinary. That is what a creative person does – make the ordinary exceptional. That is the art of photography! The art of editing!