Photos we wish we could Retake Act 1: Me (clapperboard sound)
I had been wanting to try hitchhiking for a long time, and finally a month ago I finally did it! It was an amazing experience, although a short one, and I’m sure I will have many stories to share in the future.
So, as it was my first time hitchhiking, I really wanted to capture this memory in a photo. Then my friend Jose was kind enough to take a picture of me on the road; a classic one with my thumb up… What could go wrong? Well, my face. I really loved the capture, the vibes, and the style, but when looking at my face I’m like “Whyyy??” Haha!
Then I thought of all those times when we captured a moment that we really loved and enjoyed, attempting to pass the scene exactly as it is through the lens… ending up to hate the result! It can be frustrating, it can be funny… so I asked some travel bloggers to share with me their worst-favorite captures. “Photos that we wish we could retake”! Well, this I present to you…
Photos we wish we could Retake Act 2: Wanderer of the World (clapperboard sound)
This is an attempt at a ‘selfie’ my other half and I took last year when overlooking the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
As a photo, I love it! My other half and I are both smiling naturally, our hair looks okay, we’ve actually managed to get the bridge in the photo… all good stuff.
But… there are two VERY wrong things with it that I just wish we could do over.
First, the photo is blue. You might be wondering how that happened, and we still don’t get it completely ourselves. All I can tell you is that this was taken with a mobile phone, which had a blue case. We’ve tried to edit the photo, but hey, we’re Photoshop newbies! Culprit of blue photo: found. Answers to various questions on how to fix it: not found.
And second, I just hate the fact that I’m wearing sunglasses in it and yet my other half isn’t. To my OCD brain, this is very untidy and unbalanced! It’s a small thing, but sadly grates on me every time I look at it.
So yeah, I guess another trip to San Francisco is on the cards, with the hope that a decent ‘Golden Gate Bridge Selfie’ will be more achievable next time… doh!
Photos we wish we could Retake Act 3: Footsteps of a Dreamer (clapperboard sound)
When I was in Japan, some friends and I decided to take a day trip to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo. We tried SO HARD to get a good “jumping” picture in front of Mt. Fuji.
I can’t even tell you how many times we attempted this. In every picture we took, without fail, there was somebody who wasn’t in the air. When counting down to jump, we couldn’t figure out whether to go “on 3” or “after 3” and undoubtedly somebody also ended up confused. Oh well.
Photos we wish we could Retake Act 4: She’s a Trip (clapperboard sound)
I can’t believe I’m putting this photo out there on the internet, but oh well.
Photos we wish we could Retake Act 5: Wandertoes (you guessed it)
The two girls smiling beautifully at the camera with the pyramid behind them. The two girls laughingly attempting to frame the pyramid in the heart they were creating with their arms. Hubby and I grinning at the camera as we sit on the edge of the pyramid fountain. We were laughing and having fun, and hubby and I looked at each other, spontaneously kissing. So idyllic! So romantic! I mean, I always want to remember this afternoon! And our older daughter gets the shot. Perfect.
In the glare of the day seeing that little screen can be hard, and when I quickly looked at the photo it looked framed up ok. So we moved on. … Yeah. The dude butt-bombing us was gathering coins out of the fountain! Ugh! It has become somewhat of a family favorite photo, classic in its own way. But it’s not at all what I was imagining we were getting!