Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Friday, October 18, 2013

Vacation Photos

The Rogue Speaks:

On occasion, I have posted a few vacation photos on my blog, and so have some of my blogging friends.  Many of them are very talented, and I always enjoy seeing them.  BUT please don't invite me over to see the 100,000 photos you took while on vacation.  I especially don't want to see these--"That's me by the fountain."  "Also me by the fountain."  "another angle of the fountain."  "Me again." "This one's a little blurry, but if you squint, you can see me with my husband Todd in the background."  ARRRRGGG!!!   Actually, you can show me ONE of the fountain.  But since I already know what you look like, DON'T BE REDUNDANT.  And for God's sake, throw that blurry one OUT!

"Are we having fun yet???"
(poor photo planning)
I used to save every single photo, but not any more.  If you must save the ones that failed, PLEASE don't show them to me.  Instead, cut them up and make a collage!!!  Then hang it in the master bath, preferably above the toilet.

Do you really think that your friends want to be subjected to every single hour of your vacation commemorated in a photo???  Just how many photos of the Alps can you have in your collection?  If you say 100, please forget my name and phone number.  Just pick out the very best 2 or 3 to show to your friends, and put the rest AWAY!!!!!

Please don't show me photos that you took of family members in the car while you are driving along.  And don't take photos of people with their mouths full of food.  Don't show me every single plate of food that you consumed while away.  I know what food looks like.

Unless your hotel room looks like it last hosted the Sultan of Brunei, don't add those 20 photos to your collection.  If it does look like the Sultan stayed there, please don't show me the toilet area.  Again, show 2 at the most!! (just NOT the toilet!)

O.k., let's say that you spent your vacation at a very large family reunion.  "That's my second cousin, Jed, or maybe Jude.  I don't remember."  We're happy that you have a large family, we just don't want to see them.  Unless, that is, they are highly unusual and entertaining.  That's doubtful, though, eh??

Finally, put yourself in MY shoes.  Would you want to come to my house and see all of MY vacation photos?  Hmmm, I didn't think so.

That's my offering for Alphabe-Thursday.  Feel better, Miss Jenny!  We all adore you!!



storybeader said...

I hope you didn't mind my 2 photos, to a place I haven't been yet! {:-D

Gattina said...

Yawn ... and those evenings in the past where slides were shown ... As much as I love photography and take pictures as much I hate seeing them framed everywhere in a house especially family pictures ! On the piano stands Uncle A, Aunt B cousin C, the children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents looking at me. My own son's house is a catastrophe, he is a photographer but in his house there are hanging pictures of himself his wife and the little Toby everywhere. Crazy. On top I always get framed pictures of them which I put in a drawer. I have asked for a slideshow frame with USB key and when they come I switch that thing on !

EG CameraGirl said...

Long, boring slide presentations really do put most people to sleep, don't they? I've run across a few blogs like that too, but it's easier to escape the host when the photo presentation is on my computer in the solitude of my home office. ;)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What's a vacation?? :p
Although I do like the pic of the kids, especially the one who's facing backwards -- typical!

Tracy Cook said...

I love digital cameras , you look at the best and bin the rest

Sue said...


You just made me feel a whole lot better about being bad at taking photos...


VBR said...

I must concur. I do not want to see a moment by moment showing of someone else's vacation. I love to see several photos of the people enjoying themselves. For instance, that photo of the children digging for shells in the upper right hand corner of your blog is wonderful. Pretty much sums up a very happy day for everyone!!

BECKY said...

Oh, Judie! That pic of the kids is priceless! It is an award winning photo...Find a contest for it! Love it!! LOL

Splendid Little Stars said...

ha ha! Judie! totally agree!
I was once subjected to a L-O-N-G slide show of a friend's trip to blah blah on a little lap top computer that was not very close to me.
Your kid photo is hysterical! That one is a keeper.
I'm so glad you gave me dispensation on my blog vacation photos! swheeew!
(I mostly try to keep it short and sweet.)