“Photographers are writers- Writers are photographers: we catch a glimpse of something beautiful – a flower, a glance, a window – and catch it into our camera or writing lens: add a bit of glimmer, a ghost of a shadow, allowing the background to sink into fuzziness while focusing on the sharp beauty; thus, we highlight the romance of life.”Pamela Wight from https://roughwighting.net/
What beautiful words from Pam – inspirational words that inspire us to become better photographers, whether we are amateur or professional. We strive to become photographers that capture the emotion in a scene, or evoke a feeling from the viewer.
It is my photographs that tell me that four years ago I was leaving Poland on a flight to Denmark. I was overjoyed to be in Denmark, but so sad to leave Poland behind.
Five years ago, I took photos of our newest family member.
While six years ago, I was driving overland across the mountains and fjords of Norway.
Ten years ago, the following photo reminds me of the serenity I felt the day I was punting on the Avon River in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was just two weeks before the first of two devastating earthquakes to hit that city.
More than 40 years ago, I was about to fall in love. Not with a boy, but with the snow. I was leaving for my first skiing holiday with friends.
Without photographs, these memories and feelings might be lost in the passage of time.
Memories are made of moments.
Life is a collection of such moments fused into an ever-changing continuum.
The transient nature of life’s experiences are one reason why we take photographs. Like time travelling, photographs are a way to give life to the past, so we can imagine again that moment in time, in all its visual richness.
Looking at photos might evoke a feeling of NOSTALGIA.
Join the Weekly Friendly Friday Challenge Theme
To join in with this week’s challenge theme, simply create a post, including a pingback, using the theme Nostalgia, and tag it:
“Friendly Friday – Nostalgia”
Be sure to leave a comment below,as well as the pingback, so others can read your post.
Write a Little More for Friendly Friday
As this is the first Friendly Friday post for the month, we would love you to write a little bit more about your chosen photo/s. It’s far more interesting to hear the narrative in addition to the photos that you post. [This does not have to be a lengthy]. Here are some ideas if you are stuck on what to write:
- What is its significance or history of the photo/s?
- Where and when were they taken?
- Why was it taken?
- Post a recipe/ re-tell an old story that relates to the topic
Monthly Guest Blogger – A Mindful Traveller
Each month, Sandy and I publish a Friendly Friday post from a guest blogger. This month the wonderful Lorelle from Melbourne, Australia, who blogs at A Mindful Traveller will be our guest blogger and will take about an old family recipe that evokes Nostalgia for her. The post will be published here at StPA tomorrow.
If you are interested in submitting a guest post for Friendly Friday, please contact me or Sandy, via the Contact pages or our WordPress Profiles.
Weekly Photo Challenge Next Week
Next week, Sandy will have a new topic for Friendly Friday. Follow our blogs to receive new themes each week.