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Rome Revisited

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Again, although I wish it were true, I did not actually go to Rome again (I did make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, so someday). I took another look at my photos from Rome and found a few that I shouldn’t have been so quick to dismiss the first time around.

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If you haven’t already read it, you can see from my Paris Revisited post why I decided to look at this album again. Will I go for round 3? Maybe. For now though my goal is to shoot some more this year, since I’ve been pretty bad about taking my camera places with me.

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Paris Revisited

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Don’t be fooled by the title of this post – I (unfortunately) didn’t actually go back to Paris and come back with another thousand photographs. While Paris is definitely still high up on my list of places to travel to, I simply decided to revisit my existing collection of photos.

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It’s been six months since I returned from my trip, and I decided to take a look at all the photos I’d dismissed at the time as not quite up to the mark. After sorting through the thousands of photos taken over 11 days and the processing the ones I’d flagged, I was saturated. Yes, I love Paris, but I was done with the photographs and had no desire to see the ‘discarded’ ones again.

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Or so I thought. On a whim I decided to go through my photos again, and I have to say that the few months that have gone by made me look at the photos with a new perspective. I didn’t just see hundreds of photos of the Eiffel Tower or gardens or museums that all blurred into one another – I was able to look at them carefully and pick out a few that I liked as much as the first round of edits.

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This little exercise was certainly good for me, and it made me realise something very important – don’t delete the photograph unless it is absolutely, absolutely terrible. You never know. Next stop: Rome!

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Vacation Days

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Yes, this is an actual sign I saw in Las Vegas. I can’t be sure which casino it was in – Flamingo, maybe? – but there was an empty birdcage with a little sign letting inquisitive folks like me know that the bird was on vacation.

This seems like as apt a time as any to post this photo, because I’m off on vacation tonight too! I will be back in about 2 weeks, but until then, here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali.

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