People have been taking butt-loads of pictures for a long time now. It became, after a while, a custom to snap as many vacation/trip photos as possible and have a slide show party.
Gather the family around a small slide projector and sit there as whomever is in control of the slides clicks through each, telling you the story behind each snapshot.
This is a fond memory of my childhood, pre-smartphone and before our family got internet. Even so, when we got a computer MySpace had just started and Facebook was long off.
Instagram reminds me of this tradition, a collection of pictures with a short story associated with each. Mini-stories. An interactive picture-book that people can enjoy and give a word or two on.
It is, to me, the last great Social Media venue. One of the "originals" of internet heavy hitters but the only one that hasn't changed in any way that doesn't benefit the user. Even with the introduction of advertising a few years ago, it hit that perfect spot of being noticeable but not overbearing.
Full disclosure: I don't post on there as often as most people. I believe in content quality over content quantity. I may not post ever single day, but when I do post, it's something I'm proud of.
So if you are inclined, give me a follow HERE and join me on my little photographic adventure!
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Wifey and I have been a little cramped lately. In our younger days we spent more time outside and doing things than we do now in adulthood, that’s just the way it goes sometimes. This moment….we’ve been building up to this moment. Or I should say..these moments. Continue reading “The Falls”
Over the last 4 years I’ve found myself in a lot of places. Whether it’s traveling for work, working my day job, or just admiring and acknowledging my surroundings, I find myself snapping a picture that I’ve been there. But for me it’s beyond the preserving the memory or using it as content for my social media channels.
It’s about sharing the opportunity to appreciate being present. Looking at your surroundings and being greatful, or simply seeing more detail than you used too.
When I was a kid (and sometimes as an adult as well) I’d look out the window of our moving car as we’re traveling down the highway and pick out something noticeable. A tree, a wall, a random spot off to the side or even in the middle of the road itself. I’d see that spot and I’d wonder what life is like right there in that spot, often wanting to just pull over and go experience it.
Maybe I’m crazy, but it’s a great big world out there and every inch of it has something knew to appreciate and experience in different ways. Looking at life through the lense of what things really are instead of taking them for granted and walking right past as I look deeply into my phone.
Over the next couple of months, starting in June, I’ll be posting pictures one at a time along with the story behind it. If you follow my social media channels you may see some that are familiar, but I promise…
…the story will change how you look at it. And maybe even how you look at the world itself.
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