Sometimes an image can feel resolved straight away. From the moment of seeing the image on the screen, all the aspects seem right.
On other occasions, it might just need a slight bit of adjustment ( a bit of cropping or colour desaturation) and its there.
However, as my work is becoming more experimental and creative, I am having to consider other aspects of process.
Linked to my previous posting about eureka moments, I'm now driven to consider false dawns !
For me this is about those times when I've thought "Right, that's it. it's there. it's resolved. Job done." And then, after a while, the niggling doubts start. And I know I can't just leave it as it is. And sometimes the more I work at it, the further away the image goes until I think I've lost it altogether. To begin with, this is all at a very intuitive level.....by which i mean it's not
open to being spoken about ....it's not a crystallized idea, but is something that is felt. Some responses to the image might then start to surface and be open to a more logical and reasoned exploration. But generally it's a much more non-verbal experience towards resolution. Beyond that point, its only when I still feel comfortable with an image after a few weeks that I know whether it was a false dawn or not!