I could have responded, "Bride and groom standing close together in front of the Kansas City, Missouri Temple." Would this have been enough? I have no idea. Do I need to describe the couple's facial features, their attire; if it is a full-length, three-quarter length, or head and chest; the part of the temple that is showing, what? Merritt had described her dress to me but what I imagined was different from the actual dress.
Later on still another blindness oriented site someone posted a picture and another person asked for a description. For some reason the picture posted without the caption. I decided to exercise my describing abilities. I described the scend and materials but I don't think I did it justice. If the person who asked were to go to the place in the picture I wonder if he'd think it had been described well.
Facebook is a place for sharing what we want to share. If you like it good, go ahead and hit like or leave a comment. If you don't like it say so in a respectful comment and maybe an interesting discussion can get going. If you expect regular people with many other things to do to describe in enough detail to make the description worthwhile your expectations are unrealistic. Captions help tell the story in these posts but don't describe the photo. Here's and example.
The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the...
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If I described this picture for a stock photography agency I'd simply say, "Mormon missionaries praying at the MTC." I've had my rant.....moving on.