Learning to See ~ How My Camera Phone Keeps the Memories Real

I have commented before with friends and fellow bloggers how great it would be to be able to take a moment from your day, and snap a picture for your mental database. That nanosecond that your kid made that face. Or that moment you saw something so fantastic, or even so awful, you could never describe it, but a picture would be worth a thousand words. Cliche maybe, but I think we’ve all been there. We all have wanted to remember.

I think I have a fear of losing my mind at some point and forgetting everything and everyone. I think that is why I document the way I do. I don’t know that something like those new Google glasses is totally necessary. I can tell you that having my phone handy to snap what fleeting moments I can, is worth every bit of teasing I get from my man about snapping photos…which is a lot.

This last week was a bit nutty. Meetings and thinking about serious stuff too much and sickness all through the house, gah! Before a meeting I had a few quiet minutes to waste, I was standing near one of the old cemeteries downtown and spotted a beautiful flower blooming by an old head stone…

Flowers in the Graveyard

So I snapped it, then had a ¬†little fun with the shot later in an app I use called Pixlromatic. I wandered a little further through the graveyard, the light was just perfect peeking through the old magnolias…

Downtown Charleston Graveyard

Photo time is like decompression time for me…

A few days prior to this, a friend and I were walking the trails at a park near our neighborhood. A glance out over the lake showed this…

Morning Spider Web

Yes, I will stop mid-exercise to take a picture ;-)

A beautiful spider web! It truly is amazing what is out there if you just let yourself be aware of your surroundings. My friend mentioned when I took this shot that she never would have noticed that if I hadn’t pointed it out. I’m thankful that I have the ability to play with light, and lucky that I had my phone handy to capture it!

I must say there will be no shortage of memories for us, my friends.

What are your favorite moments to capture?

;-) Anna-Leigh

Linked up to Simple Things Sunday, Life Rearranged, Photog Show and Tell

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4 Responses to Learning to See ~ How My Camera Phone Keeps the Memories Real

  1. Beautiful shots! You really put that camera phone to use. That spider shot is just fantastic. If I bring my phone/camera with me jog/walking, I would never get my heart rate up. lol! I generally don’t bring them for that reason, but every now and then I’ll bring the camera with me walking so I can capture all the things. I think taking photos is like meditation. It’s very relaxing and almost an out of body experience. Like you are looking at the world from a different perspective. Thanks for sharing with us over at Photog Show and Tell!

  2. Alison says:

    I am all about capturing memories – it’s the main reason I keep blogging!
    It’s wonderful to see that you take time out to see the beautiful in daily life.

  3. Jessica says:

    These pictures are beautiful! Does anyone know what kind of flowers those are? It has been baffling me for a while now, lol.

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