It’s a habit. Ask any of my friends. I race to have my set of photos uploaded to Facebook as soon as I could, which means it must be sooner than any of them. A few years back, when I had more time and inspiration, I captioned each one. Plus the album description was a veritable, painfully detailed blog post of what transpired during that occasion.
Why do I do that?
Mostly because I am on a high. I feel spirited, full of those good vibes from such a good time. And all of that must be recorded, while I still remember the details. A number of my friends said my verve shows in the way I wrote the description and captions. That was the lovable part. The hate-able part? I do not “filter” any of the pictures.
Yes, I do not Photoshop any picture I upload.
Call me strange but I believe in the natural and the actual moment that was frozen in that image. No touch-ups, no alterations, no cropping. Just how we—or they—really were when the picture was taken. Guess that is why a number of friends filter the photos I post. Not that I mean for any of those pictures to be a source of ridicule for any of them. Tell me that you’d rather a particular photo taken down and I will. No need to go ballistic on me.
But I’d rather that all of my photos were with real friends, not the ones that were Photoshopped.