TODAY'S PHOTO -
tulips with luminescent quality, resulting from
the light coming through a very large window coming
from across the patio behind them.
The fact that you don't see any of that background
is the "story" that results in my learning
for the day. I shot many photos of both these red
tulips and another pot of assorted colors. Most
of the views have distracting things in the background.
When I noticed the unwanted objects, I shrugged,
thinking, "I can always 'fix' it, with one
of my photo programs." What I was not thinking
about in that moment was the time that it would
take to do it. I spent over an hour on this particular
photo, working on several options, 'fixing' the
background, keeping the flowers exactly as they
were. Multiply this by at 4 or 5 other pictures
that I particularly like, that is a lot of time.
Basically, I was shortcutting for the immediate
satisfaction. Where in your life have you taken
the "easy" way? Has there been a cost?
My cost here has been time, time needed for other
things, including playing with my grandsons, who
On the other hand, I did slightly expand my knowledge
on capabilities of my software programs. So, if you
are left with the negatives of the cost of lost
time, what can you take away from it that will serve
you in the future?
Visiting family from Macon, Ga, may mean not-quite,
everyday on PICTURE TO PONDER mailings this week.
It will probably also result in exciting new
photos as we do some touring in the Everglades,
8 1/2 year old Will's desire to see this week, and
Lion Country Safari, grandmom's travel wish for
READER COMMENTS ON THE LAST ISSUE - Issue
"Sun with wires work. Gorgeous."
"I agree that, in this instance, the telephone
wires add to the photo rather than detracting from
it. They make it feel like an abstract painting
"Wow! My kind of photo. I love getting a shot
at just the right moment. I've watched setting suns
(as well as sitting sons) and I know how quickly
the scene changes. Thanks for this one."
"Beautiful picture today, Sheila!! Loved it.
As always I appreciate your responses, those
who regularly respond and those who chime in for
the first time. It does make a difference on this
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© 2005 Sheila Finkelstein
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