phones can capture moments

phones can capture moments

that mean the most. photographs can be art & they can be the best moments captured. unplanned moments that squeeze our hearts when viewed later. at the time, this was my every weekday life. a chore. carpool with my dogs in the back of my old SAAB. I would get my youngest first, then to the high school for my oldest, all of us sitting & waiting for school to free her. my son would climb into the back with my furry beasts.

i found this treasure this morning, thinking to myself, why didn’t i know then, that those moments were so dear? my son has grown, my daughter drives my car, my Blue has died. time moved that everyday chore into a memory. this photo is a gift.

most phones have a cameras now, what a gift for us, those of us lucky enough to have them. for us to always have a camera on hand to capture moments that will mean so much more as time moves ever forward. “This too shall pass” is not always a good thing.

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  1. Photography is never about the camera employed, it is about the image captured. If it can speak, it’s good. Lovely, touching snapshot, Amy!

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    1. 2me4art says:

      I meant that having a camera on hand at all times opens up so many opportunities, to capture life at a basic level, to capture the mundane. Before cellphone cameras, for the camera to come out of its bag, it was for special occasions, when we are all at our best, celebrating a birthday party, a wedding, a graduation…now, anyone at anytime, can capture the every day mundane, only to realize how special those every day moments really were, long after they have passed. ~amy

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  2. Great post, and so true. I take pictures obsessively, all the time, and it is only later that I realise what a rich resource I have laid down for later. With a camera you can freeze time. Magical.

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    1. 2me4art says:

      Well said. Before cameras in phones only photographers could capture special things. Now almost every one can. I did realize that I don’t print my pictures as I did before with film camera. If we lose electricity, we loss every single picture! I think I’ll print a few of my family…-amy

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      1. I’ve often thought about buying a smartphone just so I’ll have a decent camera on hand (my old Nokia phone takes appalling pictures) but you’re right that it’s the memory that is important.
        I agree about printing some out, too. The only time ours get printed is for the annual family calendar. I did a photobook for my parents last Christmas with a few images from each month since the kids were born (as much to prove to myself I’d actually taken a picture every month!) But it would be nice to have a good old fashioned photograph album for the children to browse through when they’re older. Unfortunately I take so many shots, when I do have my camera, that choosing between them all is tough!

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      2. 2me4art says:

        I have so many pictures too. Prints are so cheap now, I uploaded some to a drug store online, about 25 images & it cost less then five dollars. When we only had film, 25 prints would have cost me $20 bucks!!! I love your book idea. They have become so affordable, maybe that would be a great way to have hard copies made! -amy

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      3. The books are great, and you can get more than one for the same effort, but some of the prints came out a bit dark despite my ‘tweaking’ and they don’t have the same impact as a glossy photograph

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  3. duncanr says:

    Hi, I live in Birmingham, England šŸ˜†

    thanks for dropping by madhatters

    totally agree with you re importance of photos capturing treasured moments in time that we might otherwise forget

    one of my major regrets is that I have no photographs of my childhood years and far too few of the years my wife and I shared – if only camera-phones had been invented sooner !

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    1. 2me4art says:

      I’d rather live in your Birmingham, then my own. šŸ™‚ I am so very sorry that you’ve got none of your childhood, that breaks my heart. Treasure the ones you do have of your life with your wife. I have so few of my husband & I because I am always behind the camera. The few I do have were taken by my daughter @ age 14. She did a wonderful job. Thank you for visiting me. ~amy

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