Sometimes when reviewing your images from a shoot you get one (or a few, it happens) that you look at and go “ugh” and it gets the X mark for deletion. Time has taught me that not every image is beyond salvaging though so you should wait before pressing the delete button. Of course if the entire frame is blown out or conversely totally black, that is a definite delete. Why should you not immediately delete a file you deem less than stellar? Because there are moments after you step away from an image when all is quiet in your editing mind and you revisit it to perhaps make a bit of magic.
Or at least a pretty cool edit. I had blown out the sunset here in Torrey, Utah more than I could recover to my tastes so I was going to move it to the dead zone when I came back and played around with editing it in black and white (which I still didn’t like) and finally into this version of sepia with the old west aged border.
I think I like it now!