You probably know. The holidays of the end of December are nearing quickly. Slowly the cards begin to fall on the doormat with all the sweet wishes, and you think you should also start making your wishes known to family, friends and acquaintances. The wheels start to turn and end in many ideas, but they have to be realized.
The plan was to make a nice movie in which we review the year. After having started sorting numerous photos and videos that we have made on our trips, it quickly became clear that it is a huge time-consuming job. We have thousands of pictures just from our tour through the Northwestern part of the USA. It was a beautiful trip, perhaps the most beautiful trip so far with a wide variety of landscapes, weather conditions, accommodations and activities.
It certainly is the longest trip we have made last year, but surely not the only one, so the amount of photos and videos could not be overseen in a reasonable time.
Meanwhile, we had already started to create a Christmas tune. What is a movie without a matching sound? Even though it does not have top2000 hit potential, but just a simple tune, it sure is not easy. After all, we both have no real musical talent. So now we have half a Christmas tune that we do not consider suitable at the moment to test the hearing of our acquaintances.
Time is running out. A private video with home created music is, given the limited time this year still a bit too far fetched. Who knows, maybe we will succeed next year.
Now we have Plan B, which results in one of the snow photos that we have a lot of this year. In Yellowstone NP and Grand Teton NP we have seen many flakes and in Park City, the ski area around Salt Lake City, we woke up one day and our black rented brig spontaneously turned out to be white. The choice of such a photo should be fine.
What is the most suitable photo? One which shows us prominently? One that suits the landscape? We have chosen the latter. We would like to let the landscape speak for itself; we prefer to act in the background.
We embellish the landscape a little to the Christmas spirit and to find a suitable text, you do not have to hire an imaginative success writer. Something like Merry Christmas and a happy new year or variation along these lines will surely be okay. It should be fixed in a night of tinkering.
Ah Christmas stress …. whether it concerns the cards, clothing, wine or food, you should not just be too difficult and keep your head cool. The good intentions, your behavior and commitment are still the most important and well, that goes without saying for the whole year!
In the end we are quite satisfied with our pic.
See the result here. (The photo was taken in Grand Teton National Park, which is located south of the more famous Yellowstone National Park in the state of Wyoming.)