I have a love-hate relationship with photography. I love taking pictures, and tend to document trips fairly relentlessly, but I hate dealing with the aftermath: sorting, color-correcting, cropping, deleting, captioning — all the stuff that makes the photos actually useful as records of my travels. This is mostly due to the fact that I take a ridiculously large number of photos, having learned in my photography classes in high school that you have to shoot a lot of film to get one beautiful photograph. The digital age has made this somewhat easier, and causes only virtual clutter, rather than shoeboxes of unlabeled pictures and negatives, but it’s still a fairly time-intensive process. As a result, my hard drive is littered with image files in various states of organization.
But in an effort to save myself from a Thailand-trip-like photography debacle (two years post-trip: only two out of three online photo albums done, and nine rolls of film waiting to be developed) I’ve decided to just put my Colorado pictures up, sans-captions and with minimal post-production work. I have tried to remove the duplicates and generally bad pictures, but you can judge for yourselves my success in that regard.
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