This week Tina reminds us that we should appreciate our days. She wants us to look beyond the life-changing events and share some everyday special moments and what they mean to us. This is not an easy task, but I will try and be selective of the special moments.
Looking back over my photographs always brings back all those special moments for me. This box camera started my desire to capture a lifetime of moments. I soon learned how to use my father’s 1940’s German 35mm fully manual camera. I don’t know where that camera went, but my uncle had the same one. I used a separate light meter, needed to screw in the shutter release, set the manual focus, and f stop. I never got into film development, and I mostly used a natural light source. My tiny black & white images are in my photo album. When my father moved up to a Canon 35mm I got his Yashica Lynx. I used this one through my college years. With each camera, the taking of photos became more automatic. Around 2002, I purchased my first Nikon N80. In 2001 I entered the digital age with a Sony Mavica. In 2004 the Nikon D70 became my camera of choice. Upgrades followed with Nikon D200 and D7100. After many satisfying years with Nikon, I made my move to my current mirrorless setup with Fuji xt4 and Fuji x100f.
I now look at the 45,000 images and the ones that really stand out have either people or animals as the subject. I am not a portrait photographer, but my memories are sparked by the images of people. So I will introduce you to some of my memories.
These images were taken in Old Sacramento along the Sacramento River. Some subjects posed for me, others I captured in the moment.
I attended The Scottish Highland Games held in Woodland, Ca. with my photo friends.
Often I meet up with fellow photographers at Effie Yeaw Nature Center along the American River, or UC Davis Arboretum, or at the monthly Yolo Art & Ag Days.
These days are special to me because I learn more about places close by that I may overlook if I didn’t take the time to explore.
With my camera in tow I get to spend time with friends, discover new things about life around me, and I get time to stop and smell the roses or lotus flower!
6 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #139 – Special Moments”
Thanks for the memories! This is a wonderful post, bringing back thoughts of our fun outings together. Your street photography is amazing!
A lovely stroll down memory lane Marlene, somehow I especially like your photos of 4-legged friends the best. Especially your first! Thanks for joining us with your special moments.
Such fun images!
Great pictures! Gorgeous flower at the end! A Happy and Healthy Passover to you and yours!
David and Judy
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. May you celebrate the coming Passover safely.