The photos have nothing to do with the story I was on. Honestly I had forgotten that I made them until I went back through the coverage earlier this week.
People often ask me why I save everything that I shoot. Why go through the expense of the RAID arrays and cataloging software to keep the images spinning and live? Why not just forget about images that did not make it into the original story?
Theses photos offer a pretty good reason. Even when editing a National Geographic story I am on tight deadline and there isn't much time to indulge in photos that are ancillary to the story. It can be months or even years before I've got the time to go back through the images.