You’ve gotten to your destination. You’ve been waiting the whole trip to get there. And, all you want is that iconic photo of you in front of the monument, the landscape or with the animals. And, you’re not alone.
You start scanning the crowd. ¨Who should I ask to take my picture?¨ Finally, your eyes meet. There’s that look of recognition that says, ¨Hey, they need a photo too. They look nice and approachable.¨
¨Hi. Do you mind…¨, you ask as you extend your camera out with a big smile.
¨Sure. Can you take one for me too?¨
¨Of course! My pleasure.¨ You respond.
You snap a couple of pics. ¨Here, take a look.¨
You trade cameras. Snap. Snap. ¨Here. Take a look,¨ they respond.
You bring the image up on your tiny screen on the back of your camera. As if almost instinctively, or not wanting to impose any longer than you have to, or simply just not to be that guy, you respond, ¨Looks great. Thanks.¨
But that’s the problem, it’s not. You get back to the hotel later, or worse, home and you look at the picture on your computer. You shrink in horror. And this is what you see.
These are the original, untouched photos left on my camera.
Tags: travel photos