A long time ago in a land far, far away….I wrote a post and took a picture of a farmhouse bedroom.
You can click here to see it.
I thought it was the most amazing picture I had ever seen.
I had just gotten my camera and I was so all about myself and my mad photo-taking skills.
I can remember staring at the picture and telling myself what a rock star I was.
I showed it to my mom and my best friend and the book club…..
…..and even pulled it up on my cell phone for a few random people at Wal-Mart.
I thought that it was the finest picture in all the land.
I just knew that any minute a magazine scout would see the picture and demand it for the cover.
In the end…..(much to my total surprise)…..no one ever called.
So I continued on….taking pictures and learning everything I could about photography.
I learned how to use a tripod.
And how to focus.
And a little thing called white balance.
But I never forgot about that glorious, wonderful, incredible, once-in-a-lifetime picture.
Until one day….some one did call.
And they asked me for a few pictures of the house.
“Did I have any photographs that were truly wonderful?” they asked.
And I thought of the picture.
That glorious, wonderful, incredible, once-in-a-lifetime picture that had taken on almost legendary status in my mind.
And so I went to find that old post with the incredible picture with my head held high.
This was my chance.
I was really going to show them what I was made of.
I searched through the blog and finally found the post (appropriately titled “5 Amazing Things About This Picture”)….and when I found it….
….I couldn’t believe my eyes.
This picture was the picture of my dreams?
It was blurry and out of focus and the white balance was off and it wasn’t sharpened and there were shadows everywhere.
My amazing, wonderful, incredible, once-in-a-lifetime picture didn’t even come close to living up to its billing.
I learned several things that day.
Taking pictures is truly an art.
The white balance button on your camera is your best friend.
Think twice before titling a post “5 Amazing Things About This Picture.”
And as someone much wiser than me once said, “Photography takes a day to learn……
….and a lifetime to master.”
PS This post was brought to you by the first roses of the year here at Thistlewood.
sharing at Kim’s.