Reading comments from Mel and Sya on last Friday’s photo of the mountain goat, I immediately said: “Why didn’t you see that?” They were correct—the rocks are a very distracting element in the photo. So, I decided to repost the image without the rocks, or at least without most of them. At first I tried cloning the rocks out, but I really did not like the results I got. Then I looked at the image more closely and decided that by cropping the image I would: (1) get rid of most of the rocks; and, (2) place the goat in a much better position within the composition.
The second lesson relearned concerns remembering to take ALL the photos that you should take on your vacation.
While out hiking one day, JD’s boot began to disintegrate on the trail. We had to cut our hike short in fear that JD would be hiking barefoot. Not a good idea! After we got back to the cabin, I noticed JD’s boots setting on the floor. I thought: “I need a photo of those boots so that we can remember our ‘special hike.’” It is not a great photo, but it does help to build memories, so remember, don’t forget to make those memories on your next vacation.