Now perhaps it's because we had a huge meet on April Fools, but after cycling through over a dozen trip reports, I'm all trip-reported out.
That being said, I'm not picking on any member in particular, so don't take this personally. And there's no doubt whatsoever that some of the pictures and news you folks bring back to MiceChat is interesting and funny and beautiful and thoughtful, and should be shared. If I thought trip reports were a waste of time, I wouldn't be posting this; it's because I like them that I'm making some commentary here.
But what I'm noticing lately is that there is a plethora of trip reports, but very little of what I would describe as useful or worthwhile. You know what I'm talking about. Do we really need to see the same steel bars and holes in the dirt?
We've reached a point where there are so many people (which is not a bad thing!) who go through the bother of bringing cameras, taking pictures, uploading them to the Internet and posting them, that it has really become necessary to only bring out the "cream of the crop," if you will.
OK, I know I'm showing some favoritism here, but I really admire Hollywood1939 and MasterGracey's trip reports because they are always so informative and unique.
Darkbeer is one of the best at what he does, in my opinion, not just because he visits frequently, but because he maintains a certain amount of pertinence in his photos - always showing what's new, what's happening. DaddyB is on the other side of the spectrum with his gorgeous flower shots and interesting new perspectives.
So I guess what I'm asking for are some more "interesting new perspectives." There are thousands of ways to look at the same thing, but if it all looks the same, it's tiring seeing the same thing a thousand times. I take photos at the parks too, but I don't always share them because others have already covered the same ground many times over.
If all else fails, can we please put all the trip reports that are related to each other (i.e. meets) into one thread? Please?