The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Our World

"This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used."  -  Henry David Thoreau

Self critique here:  This would have been a better photo had I tilted the camera up a bit cutting out the shore and capturing more of the trees.

This other photo from the same vantage point, zoomed in some I didn't care for.  It brought the kids in too close.  Whereas they are the main interest of the photo, you don't want it "in your face".  That and too much of the background scenery which sets the scene, is lost.


  1. I think that the second image is better (although Your suggestion for the recomposition of the first is also good)

    The second picture seems to capture the 'smallness' of the kids in a larger world - in the first that seems to be missing.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. How nice of the two kids to wear red!

  3. You can express something with a photo and with people in it, it makes a different picture. But I like both of them. The one accent is the scenery and the other the kids.

  4. i rather like the catch of blue sky reflecting which would have been lost if you had shot it 'up' a bit.

  5. Interesting self-critique. I like the first one best!

  6. How about cropping and having the kids down more in the lower left hand corner...I would have to see it of course. You probably tried all the ways already and chose what is best.

  7. I think they are both ok. I guess it all depends on whose perspective you are looking at it from.


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