As we are stuck at home while I heal, I started revisiting our earliest digital pictures. Besides being a trip down memory lane for us, it allowed me to take a fresh look at our images and process them with tools that were simply not available thirteen years ago. Not that you couldn’t manage almost anything back then given enough knowledge of Photoshop and time spent on the image, but I have never aspired to be a Photoshop expert, nor have I aspired to spend hours tweaking a single picture. (In my opinion, if you’re going to spend that much time on pictures, you might as well do something more fun with them than just tweaking color, contrast and levels.) The first versions of Lightroom and Aperture were were both still years away in 2003, let alone today’s tools which make getting the most out of an image much less work.
So with our trip (and trip blog posts) on hold for the moment, we’ll be posting the first of a possible series having nothing at all to do with Annie, the Beast or even Belle. These blasts from our past will only be posted when we’re home and after I’ve been inspired to reprocess another batch of images from trips past. I might get another one done before we leave, but it will probably be years before I catch up to 2015. And I’m also going through old family pictures at the same time, but those won’t get posted on the blog.
We hope you enjoy these occasional side-trips around the world.