This photo essay has been in the works for almost a year. It was photos I took of a local beachfront in Greece a few weeks before we left.
I started to work on it many times but I could never get very far. Maybe I needed to be in the season to edit it. Well, that time of the year has finally come, and I can share a different look at the beach in beautiful Greece. Also a bit of my thought process on how I put these photo essays together.
I had quite a hard time putting this one together. Not sure if I should do it chronologically or just visually within themes.
These photo essays are so much harder to do than actual project related posts. The project related posts are very straightforward, showing each step in the tutorial.
The photo posts require that you use your heart and soul to come up with something that makes sense. In other words, it must flow.
Yes, that is the sunset hitting the tips of the trees on the right-hand side.
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We were walking along the coast. And then we encountered this. It was a chair carved out of a tree stump.
Next to this gate...
In fact, there were two of them. We didn't try to sit because it was windy and the seats were wet.
And then you have this photo below. Do you leave it as is? After all it is not very remarkable.
Or do you crop it for a more dramatic look?
Is this better?
Maybe show a bit more of the pebbles in the foreground?
I can literally spend an hour agonizing over these decisions. For just one shot!
I think I need to get a life. Maybe smell some flowers...
And then there is the matter of the text to go along with the photos... or not!
I have a number of options. I cannot talk at all or at least keep it to a minimum.
I can talk about what you are seeing.
In fact, I have been known to go overboard on occasion. In cases like this one, it becomes more of a research project. But so worth it.
Or I can do what I am doing now...
Revealing my thought process to you.
After all there is not much that needs to be said with these photos.
They pretty much take center stage.
Here is the road that leads to the town. So far, I've taken you on a walk to the left side.
Now let's take a walk to the right of the road.
The sun has come down and the street lights are shining on the rocks.
The aloe vera plant waves good night to the sailboats and maybe to the sun!
And because I could not resist one last comparison, which do you like better this one or the horizontal photo below?
Whew, that was a very long post. But in my defense, it is the last bunch of photos I have from Greece so you won't be seeing any more till I have a chance to go back.
I hope you enjoyed this different look at the beach in beautiful Greece. And more importantly you were able to see my thought process. Sometimes what looks to be so effortless is actually a lot harder than you would imagine.
Now tell me, was there a method to my madness? Did I curate the photos chronologically or thematically?
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