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Which Photo to Post?

You are on vacation and you just have to take a photo – how else will you be able to prove to yourself, let alone anyone else, that you have actually been to this incredible place ……… (fill in the gap).  And then when you get back to your hotel room or your cruise suite you scroll through all the pictures to see which would be the best one to post.

If you are anything like me you will be super critical when you look at photos of yourself.  My husband knows very well now – when I ask him to take a photo of me in front of that iconic church/waterfall/statue he obliges and then instantly hands me my phone so I can do a “fat check”.  It is all about the way you stand – so I have been told.  Slightly side on, one foot in front of the other, chin down, tongue on the roof of your mouth, cheeks sucked in.

I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP.

I can also never manage to do all of that so more often than not what my husband might have thought was a pretty decent photo gets discarded into the digital bin and he is told to Try Harder!

It would be fun to have a competition to see what is the worst travel photo ever taken of yourself.  Bet I could win a few of those!  The problem is that my generation don’t know how to take a good selfie.

The thumb always seem to get in the way

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And then you get to the kind of place where you think you are going to post the best picture and make all of your friends jealous.

Yep – you are going to swim with the stingrays in Cayman Island – so take that suckers.  I am having the BEST holiday ever …. And then you get this shot

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Finally the elephant got its own back having to carry around tourists constantly.  Talk about distracted driving!

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The worst times I think was during covid because usually we were only seen from the waist up so it didn’t matter what type of pants or shoes you had on.  But a sneaky photo by my husband showed that waist down I have no fashion sense – just take a look at those crocs. 

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And here’s just another picture of why you shouldn’t be wearing crocs … and NO … those are not my feet !

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Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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