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Vemodalen

Meaning: the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist

Etymology: word made up by John Koenig, creator of the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Pronunciation: vem-uh-do-len (‘d’ has to be said like ‘the’)

Usage in a sentence: “He experienced feelings of vemodalen as he captured the Taj Mahal in a frame.”

 

vemodalen

I won’t pretend to be a good photographer. If you take a peek at my  Instagram account, you’ll find only one type of pictures: blurry. Except the poetry edits, of course. The other pictures are all blurry, and you can figure out that I’m a complete dodo when it comes to photography. I’m good at taking candid photos though. Maybe I don’t like the pressure of clicking a good picture? Maybe.

I always experience vemodalen at sea-shores. I go there when I need to get inspired to write a blog post. At the end of these boost-up sessions, I promptly take out my Lumia 630 to click a picture of the waves and sand out there. And every time I do this, I do it with the following reason: “I’ll use this picture for my next blog post!! 😛

When I go home, I find a thousand better pictures of that place, taken by hundreds of photographers. And it thoroughly demotivates me. If it affects a camera-skills-lacking person like me, I wonder how it saddens a skilled photographer!

Share your experiences with vemodalen in the comments section. If you’re an avid photographer, you need to share your vemodalen inducing experience too!

~Word-scavenger

Information sourced at Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Ah. That happens with me for any nature shot. 🙂 Especially sunsets. I’ve taken them at the beach, from the roof of my apartment and also from the flyover. 😀 But still, I find a hundred different sunset pictures that are a thousand times better!

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Maybe then you need to find sunrises to click? 😁

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  2. Lata Sunil says:

    check this one trablogger.wordpress.com. He gives good tips for amateurs and novices.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Will surely do so. Thank you Lata ❤

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  3. Haha
    I am Vemodalen too 😝😝
    I always think if I had Canon, I would be a good photographer 😂.
    Nice post 🙂

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Maybe then you need to get your hands on a Canon soon!
      I loved those pictures in the handicraft post 😍 I don’t think you’d ever experience Vemodalen with those pics 😍

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      1. ☺☺
        Yes, I need a canon
        Christmas wish list ;).

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  4. Rian Durant says:

    I use my phone to take pictures, I don’t have a separate camera. The truth is, I don’t think I’ve experienced that feeling, though, maybe because I don’t compare the photos I take. I just know there are pros and I just do it for the love of it. And because I do it with love, sometimes very nice things happen.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I cant figure out how to use a camera at all! And to top it, I have really shaky hands. 🙈
      The pictures you’ve posted about the flowers and smoothies are really amazing. And I don’t think I’ve seen such beautiful pics till now 😇

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      1. Rian Durant says:

        Thank you very much! I’m flattered. I hope I’ll have the time to post others as well.

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  5. Dahlia says:

    Not only do I jouska but I suffer from vemodalen as well 😉

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Hahahaha 😁

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  6. Dashy says:

    Every time near the river bank at my grandparents’ place, when I take my camera out, vemodalen creeps in. And yet the scenic beauty becomes too hard to resist!

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I guess it would be just better to sit down and watch the view next time? 😊

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  7. kalaravi16 says:

    I have given up trying, when there are so many better and more capable folks out there with the best gadgets, why bother! Vemodalen is what I feel then I guess! 😦
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I know right! And then the stock photos available online are just beautiful! Why bother with our own mediocre clicks 😁🙈

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  8. My Era says:

    I am an amateur photographer and to be honest when I take a picture I do not worry about how would the rest of the world perceive it as, or how has the place or moment been shot by anyone else. I shoot only for my memory sake so I think I have been spared of vemodalen till date.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      That’s another way of looking at it! And it surely seems more positive. No comparison, only betterment 😊

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  9. For me, it would be pics of my dog I think… not much into selfies since I dont fit into them (hmmph!)

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      But dogs have to be kept away from the flash, no? All animals infact!

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  10. Shilpa Garg says:

    Aha! So my fixation/obsession has a name. Cool 😀

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  11. richajindal says:

    Thanks for sharing another word. So many pics are already available that the newness is lost. But cheers let’s all keep trying till be become professionals.
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  12. inquisitivegeet says:

    Oo.. That is a feeling that only a photographer can only relate to! I know my cousin who keeps on clicking numerous pictures in order to find the perfect one!

    Cheers
    Geets

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I’m sure your cousin must have experiences vemodalen many times then 😊

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  13. Tell me about it! I’m changing your example to this.

    I experienced feelings of vemodalen as I captured the Taj Mahal in a frame.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Aah! The perfect example, Soumya 😊

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  14. 2 AM Writer says:

    This has happened to me like a million times. Especially at Hampi. I have pictures that have a million other better pictures. But couldn’t resist taking one for myself.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I guess we love our own masterpieces 😁🙈

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  15. Rajlakshmi says:

    that’s why I always change the angle… there’s always one perspective that’s different from others 🙂 ok so I learnt another new word 😀

    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

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