I have always wanted to share my travel stories soon after I return from any trip, within weeks if not days. It’s always fun to share memories when everything is fresh in the mind. However, I have hardly been able to do so and the reason almost always has been the photos. I take a lot of photos during my travels so once back, sorting the good ones from the not so good ones becomes a task. This task takes even more effort and time in my case because I shoot RAW. I used to shoot in jpeg during my initial days with my DSLR but soon learned about the levels of flexibility and control that comes with shooting RAW and fell for it. No regrets here.
Even though I hardly harness half or maybe even less than that, of what can be achieved by shooting RAW, I like the granular control I get over almost all aspect of the photos and the final result much more as compared to automatically created JPEGs by the camera. This, however, delays the writing and sharing a lot of stories which I would otherwise have shared already.
To tell you the truth, I have quite a handful of stories waiting to be shared, if only I can get done with the photos! The only consolation for me is the fact that, I know I am not the only one who suffers from this problem :P. I know people who have been to many exciting places and clicked a lot of wonderful photos but have not been able to share them because of this very reason. This gives me some consolation and I don’t feel as guilty as I probably should 😉 .
I don’t know about others but in my case, it has always been laziness and the I will do it tomorrow attitude which has prevented me from working with the photos soon enough after I am back from a trip. The good news, however, is that I have finally started working on it and have started, well at least trying to… to get to work with the photos as soon as I come back from a trip. My posts of the trek to hampta pass which I started posting within weeks of my return are proof 🙂 . I just hope to keep this momentum going and then over time, try to improve it. Fingers crossed!!
Do you face the same problem when it comes to sharing photos of any trip? Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear from you.