We have been holding onto this photo for a while, it was taken in the same location as the one for our Power Exchange post. Just through the brick wall that you can see in that one in fact. The reason the stretched out image has not been used so far is because when I look at it I see ways it could have been improved. When we go out to take photos we like to keep it laid back, PurpleSole will tell me to go stand (or lie) in a particular spot he likes and his direction pretty much ends there. I don’t pose or keep position for long, just move around to ways I like to hold my body. I also don’t know when PS is actually taking the photo, I usually can’t hear the click of the camera and I can’t see much as I don’t like having my glasses on in photos. On the plus side I think this gives our photos a natural feel to them, PS is not a professional photographer and I am certainly not a model. But on the negative side sometimes I feel I could have held my body slightly differently, in this instance I think my fingers being stretched out as well as my body would have looked better.
We have written before about how taking pictures works for us in Back in the Picture and Zips and Self Reflection. We have a rule that I am not allowed to see the photos after they are taken, not until we are back home anyway and even then I don’t look through them all. The reason for this is to stop me being critical of what I can see, which if it was when we were actually taking them I would want to stop and be a dampener on my mood. This leaves me free to enjoy the experience of having my photo taken in beautiful locations, which although might end up harder for PS to capture what he wants, still means we both have a lovely time.