Sometimes Photography Is Frustrating

Sometimes I have an idea in my head about what would make the perfect photo. And then I just can’t make it happen. Sometimes it’s because I haven’t yet mastered my camera settings. Sometimes I can’t put myself at the perfect angle. Sometimes I feel rushed and don’t take the time to make the photo right.

I had this experience while enjoying a sunny day in the park in Dublin a while back. There were two teenagers sitting in the park, enjoying their youth, the suns rays, and the wonders of bubbles.

It was a sight that stayed with me in my mind, and I wanted to capture it on “film”, too.

But, I felt rushed, I was uncomfortable taking photos of strangers, and I didn’t want to come off as creepy.

So, I did the best I could, which really wasn’t my best, and here’s what I came up with.

 None of them even came close to the prize-winning image I had in my head. But, in an effort to use my less-than-stellar photos as a learning opportunity, I spent some time playing around with my editing tools (because I’m trying not to be afraid of them anymore) to see what I could come up with.

Here’s the finished product.


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