F A V O R I T E   P I C T U R E S

On my trip I managed to snap more than 53,000 digital pictures. From that massive pool of images, I've selected more than 500 of them as my favorites. Believe it or not, depending on the venue, some days I would snap more than 1000 pictures. Needless to say, my camera and I got a pretty good workout.

I have to admit however, I was a lazy photographer in some respects. Siding with the school of thought that "quantity drives quality", I decided early on during my trip to take only low-resolution pictures (640 x 480 pixels). Doing so provided me the capability to take more than 1000 images before my digital camera's SD memory card would fill. The thought was, if I take tons of pictures, I'm bound to get a few "good ones", even if they are only low-resolution. Plus, the pictures needed to be web media quality, not print media quality, so why bother monkeying around with higher resolution.

At least, that was the thought. In retrospect, I think I made the right decision. I certainly wouldn't have had the opportunity to shoot as many shots as I did had I operated differently. I effectively increasing my opportunities to experiment with the camera and the scenery I was shooting.

Of the 53,000+ pictures I took, a handful of them are truly spectacular in my opinion. Whenever I see them, I always find myself wondering if I had made the right decision regarding picture resolution. My only solace is the notion that had I not maximized my picture taking capability, I may not have had the opportunity to take them in the first place. So, maybe "quantity drives quality" makes a certain amount of sense after all.

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Delicious post-hike meal at Canyon Village, Yellowstone
Ancient Sand Dunes, Arches National Park, UT
Holstein cows, Carr Valley, WI
Lifeguard Patrol, Mission Beach, CA
The Jungle Room, Graceland Mansion, Memphis, TN
Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point, OH
Sunning Sea Lion, Monterey, CA
Funky Cable Stays on Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, Denver, CO
Grooper, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
Grand Canyon, AZ
Moon Rising over Arches National Park, UT
Taos Pueblo, NM
Tall Sailing Ship, Bar Harbor, ME
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC