I pruned the Knock Outs today after their first flush and I realized again how true it is that so often beauty emerges from the elimination of everything that’s not beautiful.
And this thought, of course, as with many gardening epiphanies, applies to so much more than just rose bushes. I got another urge to tear through the house and fill bags with things that aren’t “useful or beautiful.”
And I also thought of my Project Life albums, specifically in terms of photo selection. One of my goals is to get better at chipping away at everything that distracts from the photos that really tell the story, our story.
One photo can speak so much more than four that show nuances of expression, etc. Too much of a good thing dilutes the impact. (Actually, that’s one good reason to get those photos out of computer land and into real life: It forces you to cull and makes the mass consumable.)
What are your tricks for selecting photos for your albums?