Are We our Own Worst Critics?

KI and I just got back from a much needed vacation in Puerto Rico. We had a blast. And guess what? I took over 1400 photos. By the time I got back to Maryland, I had whittled that down to just under 700 photos. I am still in the editing process, but I saw some huge improvements in my photographic skills. Well, rather than jump for joy, it left me thinking more and more about the past photos I have posted on Facebook, uploaded to this site and uploaded to my purchase site. What do I do about photos I’ve published that I do not think pass muster? What if others believe they are “great” photos? What if I have gotten lots of comments and even sold some of them?

These next two photos of the Everglades made the final cut to my purchase site. After six weeks of staring at them, I still believe they are worthy of being viewed by you.

Scoping out Territory

Scoping out Territory

Beyond the Sky

Beyond the Sky

 

Other photos were not so lucky. They are in my trash bin. So going through my Puerto Rico photos will take time. I think I had an awesome subject matter, and that helps. I also believe that I put myself into photo opportunities. By this I mean I walked the hidden streets and alleys. KI and I went off the beaten path. While we saw many tourist sites, we also got a glimpse of every day Puerto Rico by driving the back roads, taking public transportation, waking up early for sunrises, walking miles of roads, paths, forests and history.

So while I continue to ponder which photos to share with you, enjoy my latest uploads. Stormy Autumn was taken at the national Arboretum in DC.

Stormy Autumn

Stormy Autumn

 

Steaming Falls was taken in South Florida. If you go to my recent photos page, I have another falls photo called “Spontaneous Falls”. Which do you like better and why?

Streaming Falls

Streaming Falls

 

This last photo was taken at Ellicott’s City B&O Railroad Museum, the first railroad terminus in the US. I was originally shooting holiday photos, but this photo took a life of its own, becoming a new favorite of mine. Ellicott City, 10 minutes from us, holds a special place in my heart. KI’s ancestors settled here during the Revolutionary War.

Shadows of History

Shadows of History

 

Enjoy this month’s photos. My next blog will be on Puerto Rico, and I may post an album to Facebook so all of you can see the beauty and heart of this great island.

Alice and Tanya won free photos this month. Be sure to leave a comment here or on Facebook to be entered into the random drawing to win a photo posted on my home page.

 

And as always, thank you for supporting my work.

 

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kathiandkim, my purchase site-http://kathi-isserman.artistwebsites.com or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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6 Responses to Are We our Own Worst Critics?

  1. Devlyn says:

    It is always a pleasure to see your photos Kathi. I understand what you mean about culling old pictures. We just purchased a new iMac computer so Dayne can fit all of her pictures on on hard drive instead of so many portable ones. Beautiful pictures as always Kathi, eagerly awaiting more pics from your recent holiday.

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  2. benigee59 says:

    Lovely photos as always Kathi, prefer the streaming falls, both are good but that one is more relaxing on the eye!

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  3. Heather Blackmore says:

    Well done, Kathi. Gorgeous shots.

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