Have you ever been faced with the choice where you know a picture is not brilliant but it still resonates with you and you know you don’t want to delete the image file?
For some reason, your poor pet photo is still a winner in your book because it touches you somehow. Blurry or out of focus it may be but you take your hand away from the delete key. No, you say, I want to keep this one. Fuzzy or not it means something to me.
Keep The Picture
I was gifted a bouquet of the most beautiful flowers by one of my student’s families when Dot Kitten passed away on the 1st of July and I took lots of photographs of the beautiful flowers including some with Thomas, our visitor cat.
The lack of quality gave me a moment’s hesitation with this image. The flowers are nicely on focus and Thomas is not. So, I compromised because the picture touched my heart and I did not want to delete it.
What I did to Save the Photo
I loaded the photograph into Affinity Photo and adjusted the contrast a little, then dodged Thomas so he looks a bit brighter. No, it’s not perfect but I am happy I got his sweet face that contrasts with the gorgeous flowers. The way he holds his head is a typical Tom Tom (as we call him) pose.
The lesson from this?
Don’t let anyone tell you when a photo works or when it is a poor pet photo.
The choice is yours.