Cruising around WordPress and oohing and aahing over the beautiful photography has left me wondering…..what happened before those wonderful photographs were captured? We humans will go to extraordinary lengths to obtain that “perfect” shot, and those smiles we see weren’t always there two seconds before the shutter snapped. I submit two photographs to make my case. First shot: Dingle, Beehive huts, Trying to get into the dwelling for the picture, dear husband hit his forehead hard on the immovable slab stone, letting out a big OWW! and then proceeded to smile his way through the picture.
Next shot: Cliffs of Moher…Family wants picture of me serenely on the cliffs, I on the other hand, have read all those signs saying to keep away from the unstable and windy edge and am saying, “This is fine….take the picture!” And then I force the below smile on my face and Voila!
Later, we all look back at the photos and say “Aaahhh…wasn’t that an amazing time”; totally blocking out those moments before. But that’s a good thing in my opinion; forgetting the bad, holding on to the good, and looking forward to adventures today. Slainte, Lisa