Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hang out on memory lane

It's hard not to get nostalgic when looking through old photographs. I started out on a mission to improve the vibration on my Facebook feed by posting old (non-controversial) photographs of our friends and family. It seems to have worked...at least for a while.

But I love photographs. I love looking at the photographs of my fellow bloggers. I know video is all the rage, but with a video you see a lot of footage and a little magic. Still photographs are more powerful to me because they capture an instant in time. You'll see happiness and sometimes you'll see profound sadness.

In years past when slide projectors were all the rage, I've heard people complain about friends inviting them over for dinner and then hijacking them to watch vacation slideshows.  I actually loved at watching vacation slideshows.

At any rate, I've been all down memory lane the last few days. I came across this picture of my lovely wife that I'd scanned a few years back. It's an unposed picture of her standing by my truck that I shot in the late 1970s. It seemed to capture her spirit.







13 comments:

  1. She is a beauty! I thought it might have been from the late 60's because she appears, to me, to be a bit of a free spirit yet can be grounded-if that makes sense. I too love pictures and am also one of the people who loved to see pictures when people brought them out

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  2. Rick .... Jilda is beautiful... I think it is wonderful that you are putting more uplifting things in your Facebook feed.. we all should do this. I ignore anything that is nasty and hide their feeds ♡ xox

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  3. She was--& still is--beautiful!!

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  4. I prefer photos to videos also. I attribute mine partly to hearing, but I do know I love the planned and the unplanned photos. I agree with the other comments, you are a lucky guy, and you know it, you have a beautiful wife.

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  5. She has changed so little. She has a serene maturity about her now. It is the only difference I see.

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  6. In an ideal photo, there's a quiet surprise that reaches from the subject and through the lens to the mind of the photographer. I've taken such pictures and thought, "Well, there's beautiful." You have posted a fine example.

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  7. Lovely photo...

    Ms Soup

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  8. I agree it is the moments that count. The picture of your lovely wife is beautiful.

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  9. I agree with all your commenters.

    Those slide projector shows of old have cost me many hours of my life I will never get back.

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  10. Love the flower in her hair,

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  11. Very pretty! I love looking through old photographs too.

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  12. What a nice photo...She has that little mysterious smile and I wonder what Jilda was thinking at that precise moment. I agree, she is beautiful and she hasn't changed much.
    JB

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