This photo looked great when I reviewed it on my SLR camera’s screen. It was not until I returned home from France and was able to view it on the big computer screen that I realized it was so out of focus.
I kicked myself for missing the opportunitiy. Of only I had enlarged it, looked closer, taken a few extra shots just in case. This would have been breathtaking had it been focused correctly. I still get pangs when I look at it.
There are other times when what I think I see is not really there.
When people come into the clinic for their few minutes with me, I get little snap shots of what is actually a great masterpiece. The whole is too big for me to ever see completely.
Sometimes the picture looks better from this angle or that one. I adjust the view, make assumptions, change the exposure time, edit the image. Often what I end up with has only a faint resemblance to the original or I end up focused on the part of the image that is irrelevant.
That woman with the STD for instance:
She doesn’t have it because her husband of 20 years is cheating on her. It isn’t even because she is cheating on him. It is because they had a foursome for her birthday with a couple of strangers.
And THAT is why people are so much fun and why making assumptions about others will land us all in trouble eventually…