“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius
What are the possibilities of all the photos we’ve taken over the years. I’m always amazed, and yet sometimes unwilling to dwell on all the photos taken over the years. Old memories are embedded in some of these photos combined with knowledge that I really had no idea what I was doing at the time. Doubt raising it’s ugly head. Sometimes there are photos that I find and love though. The scenery is so amazing we can’t help but be impressed even if it was simply a matter of pointing and clicking without any understanding of the underlying. In a lot of situations the photos were taken and never cleaned up to reveal the true shine. An old car hidden away in a garage simply awaiting a much needed polish.
As I gear up to travel once again, with plans to really focus on my photography, it’s fun to revisit these old ones again and try to relive the experience. If I ended up back in Sorrento, Italy, would my photos be nearly as good? Perhaps that element of rawness brings a certain quality vs. trying to take photos that are of quality. As Marcus Aurelius notes though we need to simply dwell on the beauty of life and if you are a photographer try to capture that as best as possible.