Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Out of Season

Olympus OM-1, G.Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fujifilm Sensia 100

The postman delivered some slides yesterday of pictures that I took last October (I only got round to posting them a couple of weeks ago). Included were a few autumnal shots and one that mad me sad, a picture of our cat 'Sticky' (along with 'Charlie' the kitten) taken just a couple of days before he died.

Olympus OM-1, G.Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fujifilm Sensia 100

It's funny how pictures bring back to life old memories. The moment you press the shutter release a moment in time is forever captured - for better or worse. I was speaking with someone who lost their elderly mother recently and of the emotions that looking at old pictures brought. There is something uniquely special at looking at pictures of old family members, your parents or grandparents when they were children. Moments in time captured on a thin square of film.

Olympus OM-1, G.Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fujifilm Sensia 100

What photos that we have taken will be looked at by our decedents in a hundred years from now...?

2 comments:

Joc Sanders said...

Lovely photos, Daniel.
Looking through an old album from the 1870s, I realise no one will want to see photos 140 years on if you don't write on them who they are of!

Daniel Owen said...

Ha Ha! Good point. Most old photos that I've seen usually have a name or some detail on the back but it must be very frustrating when there is nothing. I know that software exists today (such as Picasa or Iphoto) that recognises faces and groups them together, maybe that might be of some help to you with your old album?