I like taking pictures of beautiful scenery as much as the next person, but I also like taking pictures of my feet. Yep, I take a lot of pictures!
This morning as I was sprawled on the couch with my cup of coffee reading my latest Kindle book (“Buffering” by Hannah Hart) I looked down toward my feet and noticed the beautiful morning light coming in through the window with the palm fronds swaying outside, and I just had to take a picture.
Since I’m reading the Kindle book on my phone, I didn’t even have to move. I just switched from the Kindle app to the camera app and snapped the shot.
Looking at the picture made me think of other times that I’ve put my feet in the shot. In the days before selfies, it could be the only way to put myself in the picture! I specifically remember a time (summer of 2000) when we were vacationing in Ireland and visiting the famous Cliffs of Moher
. I sat down on the edge of the cliff and took a picture looking down. Can you hear Jim yelling at me from a distance? “You’re crazy! Be Careful.”
The only way I knew to get perspective in the photo was to include my feet in the shot. Gee, I wonder where I could find that photo?
How about I ask Google Photos to find me all photos of “feet”? I just pulled up the Google Photos app on my phone (still not moving from my comfy position on the couch), typed “feet” into the search box and tapped Done. It came up with lots of photos – some of which had nothing to do with feet – but there, towards the bottom, were these two shots:
And, here’s a sampling of the other photos that came up in the search results:
How about you? If you use Google Photos to search your collection of pictures what interesting finds do you get?
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Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983 and owned a Computer Training Center called Computer Savvy from 1983-1996. She was one of the first WordPerfect Certified trainers in 1986; President of the International Computer Training Association in 1993; Author of the Beginner’s Guide to Picasa and the PicasaGeeks.com website. She is now a Top Contributor for the Google Photos Forum and owner of the LearnGooglePhotos.com blog. She loves to teach! If you want to learn, you’ve come to the right place.