Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tunnel Vision

Sometimes, I get exasperated with myself because I tend to miss details. Well, I exasperate myself for other reasons too, but my lack of attention to detail sometimes drives me crazy. And others too, I suspect.

Take this photo, for example.

I had three photos to work with, and I somehow used the one photo twice and completely missed another. You see, the first two Jonathan's (from left to right) are the same. They are different sizes as a result of my cutting and pasting, but they are exactly the same photo.

I didn't see this when I made the compositie. I didn't see it when I posted it here. And I didn't see it when I first uploaded it to Flickr just to put in the queue for the time being to make live later. And I didn't see it when I looked at it a second time in my Flickr queue.

Finally, before making it live, I had another look. And only then did I see it.

How can someone be so unobservant?

Drives me crazy.

I am glad, however, that I noticed the problem before it went live on Flickr. My plan was to post it for the theme, Happy Slider Sunday, where people post their more processed or manipulated photos. Stitching three photos together counts in my book.

Back to the drawing board, or I should say Photoshop, to try to right my wrongs.

Here we are.

Aside from correcting that dadblasted mistake, I like this shot better because I managed to space out the 3 JJs better.

But really, AC, get your um stuff together. Yeah, stuff: that's it.


David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am happy that I don't do any of this stuff, because I would screw up more times than I did it right!

Marie Smith said...

I admire your stick-to-it-ive-ness, AC.

Barbara Rogers said...

Well this sometimes observant friend blogger didn't notice either. I try to have an editors eye, not so much to be critical but to critique, as artists often do for each other. So just let it go, and get on with it. You are only human.

DJan said...

I didn't see it before, but now it's very obvious. I like the final take very much. :-)

Kay said...

Wow! I'm impressed. I missed the two being the same too. I haven't truly learned how to do the composites very well. My brother tried to teach me, but I keep forgetting. You've done an excellent job here.

William Kendall said...

I would have missed it too.

Jenn Jilks said...

I think you are too hard on yourself.
Keep on having fun!