Little known fact: I don't give everyone all their photos. I pick through what I wind up with from any given session, and deliver the ones I feel are the best. The truly bad ones sit in my recycle bin for a few months until I decide to empty it. Then, there's the few leftovers that I don't think are so bad, but maybe not wonderfully awesome. These pop up from time to time, when I'm bored. The above is just such a photo.
If you ever come across a photo of yourself on my blog, it's probably something you've never seen. If it's on this blog, that also means I've edited it, and have it saved as a jpeg somewhere. If you'd like a copy, please just let me know and I’ll get you one.
I've come to find that photos have a way of changing over time. No, really! I’ve had entire photo shoots that I thought were dismal failures. I’ll download the photos to my Mac, and quickly scan through them, and come away wanting to knife myself in the throat because I think they all suck. But, I’ve found if I just put those photos in my Mac, and leave them alone for a few weeks, when I look at them again, they have become beautiful, wonderful images while sitting there waiting for me.
Sadly, this technique only seems to work for photos. If you park your car in the garage for a few weeks, it doesn’t look any better when you open the garage again. Also, I doubt it works for babies, or dinner, so please don’t try it on either.
The above photo is 5 days shy of being a year old, but going through my photos this evening, it caught my eye, so I thought I’d share it.
Alex, thanks for looking better every time I put you away for a while!
Good night, everyone…