Shot of the Day #88
Although the world is in isolation right now, yes unprecedented times, at least in living memory (re 1918). Understandably, there are few positives to this situation, but you might say we do now ‘have the time’.
In our continuous daily pursuits to make a living, it is seldom that we spend the time reflecting on what we have done. It is so easy to get caught up in whats next, whats planned, what can we look forward to. We often neglect what we have accomplished and celebrate that!
Now I’m not saying we should all pat ourselves on the back and hand out participation awards to everyone for existing. But, why don’t we enjoy the memory of the moments more regularly? Isn’t that why we take photos – we want to preserve that ‘Kodak’ moment! Oh wait a second, hang on, that’s so easy right – I’ve got stacks of images on my phone, I quickly take a snap with my iPhone, it stores the geo-location and there is my life all backed up in a solid state hard drive!
Now, let me ask us you this – how often do you look at those images, and when would you ever think of printing them out, hanging them on the wall and showing them to your family & friends. Well isn’t that for old people with grandchildren? Soooo probably never then. Yes, I’m guilty of that too, I haven’t printed or framed a photo in years for myself, and with this I’ve lost track of all the amazing life moments for those years, it’s like a big blur. This is my first post on my website in five years, looking at this void in time I cannot reflect on what photographs I’ve taken since then, it’s in a way forgotten.
So there are some positives to the COVID-19 crisis, we have the chance to reflect on our lives, connect with friends & family more than ever (albeit virtually), and maybe take that photo and frame it, hang it up, and remember the moment.
So challenge for you: print & frame a memory (or due to social-distancing rules, post it online for everyone to see), and remind yourself of whats possible!
- ISO 250
- F 2
- 1/8000 sec
- 50 mm
- Sony A7r III
- Pentax 50 2
- Post-Processing: Adobe Lightroom CC
I like the image above for its simplicity, it resembles Western Australia’s coast, in it’s clarity and rawness – some more images we captured along the journey:
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