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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

When good photos go bad

November 28, 2007

Have you ever taken any photos that looked good in the viewfinder, or on your digital camera’s LCD screen, but when you saw them full sized ended up being rather bad? Or, perhaps you wished that your shot only had some minor framing adjustments?

Recently I took a trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Steelers vs. Dolphins game (I know, I know, it was a horrible game) and I managed to take what I thought were a few great photos around downtown Pittsburgh. The day I was out shooting was a rather foggy, rainy, and generally gray day but I thought that out of the 100 or so photos I snapped that I had 4 fairly good ones. Turns out, I was wrong.

Now that I’m back home and have been able to look at my photos on my computer’s screen I don’t really like a single photo that I took. Some of them actually had potential too – but they were just slightly ill-framed, had horrible depth, or I missed ‘a moment’ by just, well, a moment.

I’m pretty bummed about not having any publishable photos from Pittsburgh. I’ll keep them in my photo library for the sake of keeping a few memories of the great time I had going to my first ever Steelers game, having been a fan since I was about 11 or 12 years old, but I just wish I had at least one good photo to show for it.

Current mood: Bummed out.