There are no distractions being taken away from the photos except for the self portrait. In the self portrait there are things and a person in the background. I used focal point and getting close to the object. I was far away when taking the picture in the mountain and that changed the depth of field. I didn't manipulate the blur or exposure. The lightning in some pictures are very bright but on the mountain there was very little. In the pictures with little light I adjusted the levels. In my self portrait I was in the Dominican Republic in the next pictures I was in New Hampshire. I wanted to convey that I like traveling and seeing the beauty and nature in places I haven't been to. The emotions I wanted to convey were awe.