A Quiet Moment


I have all the touristy pictures from Paris that everyone captures while they are there from previous trips. This time while I was in Paris I wanted to capture something unique but still recognize it was in Paris. My wife and I had just climbed the stairs to the top of the Eiffel tower and was walking to a night bike tour we signed up for. I saw this pregnant woman sitting on the bench by herself enjoying a good book with the Eiffel tower as a backdrop, It was exactly what I wanted.

I now have this framed in my office and still enjoy looking at it every day. My only regret was that I didn’t offer to send her a copy. I’m sure she would have loved to remember this moment. Her child is probably close to a year and a half by now.


Keywording – A Lesson Learned

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10 * ISO 160 * 1/40 second * f/2.8

I spent some time this week organizing and backing up my photos to DVD’s for offsite storage. I also spent some time looking at photos from my photo bank.

Two years ago I spent some time in Europe on business and was able to take some time off for personal things. While looking through my trip photos I came across today’s shot of a spiral staircase taken in The Pantheon building in Paris France. I had forgotten about this picture and it brought back some memories of my trip. When I saw this photo I struggled with remembering where it was taken. I immediately went to view the keywords only to find there weren’t any. I didn’t get serious about keywording my photos until about a year ago so this year I will be going through my old photos and adding keywords. It’s a way for me to keep a mini journal of the event and to also make it easy to locate photos.

My wife has been struggling with keywording her photos and really didn’t catch the vision until over the holidays when she wanted to find some photos of our children that I had taken last year. I took the time to add keywords when they were processed and because of that it took her seconds to find what she wanted. She now understands the importance of keywording and has implemented that into her workflow when she processes her photos.

If you haven’t started keywording you photos, now is a good time to start.