Photos from Israel and Jordan
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
On the last trip, I ended up taking 28,000 photos. After going through them a couple times, I narrowed that number down to about 3000 meaningful photos and a smaller set of 450 exemplary photos. This trip, I hope to have fewer total pictures, and the same number of meaningful photos and, “fingers crossed,” more exemplary photos. I am not alone in taking pictures this time. Asher and McKane are both taking photos, although not to the extent I snap away. I don’t think there will be much overlap, we all interested in different photos. McKane looks for different shapes and is not taking “standard” tourist photos, and Asher takes photos periodically.
Eventually, I would like them to share their favorite shots. However, for right now, I will share. I put up some highlights from South America. Here are my favorite photos from Israel and Jordon. I recognize it is late, and that was almost two months ago. One major difference was last time; I was able to allocate time to post-processing of my photos. This trip the unprocessed photos are sitting on my camera or my computer for far too long before I sort and process them. Occasionally, I will transfer a low-quality version of a photo from my camera to my phone and publish that on Instagram, and I grab a few for every blog post. But comparing multiple photos, processing the images and highlighting my favorites takes time. Feeding the kids, exploring a new city and getting us places to stay in the next city always take priority. Of course, we also have school, writing for the blog, checking in with family at home and time for bouncing balls.