The Art of Shutterflyby Tourguide on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 01 PM CEST, Views: 648
Hi everyone, this is Rachel!
Ron works very hard on the blog every week and he is sad that I don’t contribute more to it. So he wanted me to write about me. While Ron writes about all the things that we do together, I put together the pictures of everything we do together. This is a lot, as you can tell by his blog. So I will write about what I am doing on the weekends that we are not jet setting or going to German events like Fasching parties, Wine Tasting and going to flea markets.
I do Shutterfly. Shutterfly, for those who don’t know what it is, is a website that you can go to, load your pictures, then make a scrap book out of it. First, I have to sort through the 8 billion pictures that Ron takes of everything. There are easily 10 pictures of everything from 10 different angles that always include something else cool from the place we have been. So I have to go through and figure out which ones are keep worthy. This often takes about 10 pass through of the pictures to sort out the best ones. Once I have figured that out, I load them onto Shutterfly and then have to figure out some cool layout for them.
To make one book takes me about 2 or 3 weeks. So far I have made one of our four trips to Garmisch (in southern Germany), and our Holland trips to the Keukenhof and Amsterdam. I am now working on Oslo, Kos and the Rhine River. I am so obsessed about this now, since I realized that we have been on amazing trips together and only have the pictures on the computer, which no one wants to sit through watching. So the Shutterfly book is a quick way to look through our pictures.
Perfect for coffee tables. It is great to look back and see these great memories. I may go back and do Cambodia, Thailand, Italy, Japan and Korea. But in truth, Ron and I were slightly pudgy in those pictures so I am less motivated to go through them.
Anyway, that is all I have to say about that. I will let Ron finish his writing and let him be excited that I have contributed. I am really glad that Ron documents all of the great things that we do. And I hope you guys enjoy reading it. Even if you are just skimming ;).