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St. Ludmila of Bohemia Chapel

Every house ought to have one.

This is a chapel in Prague Castle. There are several chapels within the castle, which is directly adjacent to St. Vitus Cathedral, which also has numerous chapels within. This is the Chapel of St. Ludmila of Bohemia, part of St. George's Basilica, a church founded around the year 900. The chapel is much newer, having been added in the 13th century.

OK. I know, right? There's camera shake and the focus is off, and . . . etc. See, my camera would only go to ISO 400, and that was noisy and pretty much useless. And because you can't use a tripod or flash in Prague Castle, you may get precious few decent pictures. So I took some shots hoping for something- anything.

This is a vertomrama (a vertical panorama) made from two handheld shots merged in #PhotoshopCC after some initial processing in #LightoomCC . The photos were taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ30 camera in February 2008.

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Westminster Abbey

Rescued photo.

I am not presenting this as an example of good photography by any measure. In fact, it was from a day of disappointment, May 1, 2004. See, there was this switch on my crummy little camera that set the focal length to either close up or infinity which, in the process of putting the camera into its case or removing it, could snag and switch settings.

The camera was set on close up all day, and the LCD on the camera was so small, I didn't see that my shots were out of focus. It wasn't until seeing the photos on my laptop in the evening that I discovered what was wrong. It happened again later in the week. D'Oh!

Sometimes you get what you get– but what are you going to do with what you get? You may not always end up with something you're willing to show publicly, but you may still learn some things along the way that will increase your frequency of success, and perhaps on occasion allow you to rescue your mistakes in a way that others won't know how badly you screwed up!

I've learned to enjoy what I can, mistakes and all.
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