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Posted 12/28/2012 by fionaNZ in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 113,456
October 2003
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Posted: 12/28/2012 2:35:45 AM
Does anyone else have trouble writing down the "story" from their vacation photos. Do I just go with the what, where, when and who or do I try think of something else, trouble is I can't remember what I was thinking at the time or all the information about the places (which I can google if I want detailed history)or do I go with the feeling from looking at the photos. Abit of everything?

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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:58:08 AM
I have a hard time jounalling period! I do alot of vacation photos, (sans people) mine are basically landscapes, landmarks, architecture, so for me it works to just let the photo speak for itself. I do slip any memorabilia regarding the place between the sheets and in some cases will make a single journal entry regarding the entire trip rather than each stop along the way. If there is really something significant about the photo (like the time we were in a tree house in Arkansas during the tail end of hurricane Ike) I will journal something like that within the travel album.


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July 2006
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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:53:45 AM
I do a bit of who what where, but mostly it's what I was feeling when I took the photo. On a layout about a castle in Ireland I did document where it was, but most of the journaling was about how a photo of the castle started the idea for the trip and how it felt to have that dream fulfilled.

I have a photo of DH with a stop sign in Mexico. The journaling is about how funny it is when he tries to pronounce Spanish words.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:59:33 AM
I think I'm going to start to carry around a small notebook in my purse to write things down.


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May 2009
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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:18:51 AM
when i take a foto during vaca i note it in my calendar on my cell phone with a brief description

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Loc: Southern California

Posted: 12/28/2012 10:26:04 AM
I am pretty good at journaling, but with vacation photos, I tend to write down the basics, and then go on the Internet to find out more about the place, if I need to. Assuming I don't have so many photos on the page I need to limit the journaling.


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October 2006
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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:39:41 AM

when i take a foto during vaca i note it in my calendar on my cell phone with a brief description

I love this idea! I was thinking about bringing a small notebook along with me to jot down notes and things I wanted to remember but I might try this instead.

For me it really varies depending on the photo. Sometimes it's just factual information, sometimes there's a story I want to tell, and sometimes I find there's just no journaling needed and the picture speaks for itself. I used to really dread the journaling part of my layouts and would often skip it, but once I realized I didn't *have* to write a novel on each page or do the same type/amount of journaling on each one, it stopped being a chore.

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