Photos are so great. I look at my family photos and get chills recalling the things we have done. I am so fortunate as to have been able to collect and keep thousands of them through the years. My dad was a real shutterbug. He had an enlarger and developing chemicals in our garage when I was a kid. I would later use them for myself. As a kid, you never saw something cooler than something they call a “black light.” I guess I picked up some of those shutterbug traits because I now have a DSLR I use for photos along with my iphone. I have to say I am guilty of not using the DSLR enough. The iphone takes darned good photos. Still, the DSLR takes markedly better ones so I need to discipline myself to use it more. The kids won’t be kids forever.
Last Thanksgiving I paid for a portrait that was taken of Sarah and I. My white beard in high res proof of the passage of time. I don’t mind it but it was noticeable. It got me thinking about how cool it would have been if I would have had a portrait taken every year. Then, I could have morphed them in a slide show to see the passage of “us.” Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing like a set of words to bring back emotions and fill your spirit with joy. Having said that though, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Here’s a few million of my favorite words I’ve taken in the past year the years. You can see an incredible mountain more at my flickr site. I’m entertaining creating a new category here for photo posts. Wondering though if that will only be entertaining to me.